“It Brings Me Back To When I Was Your Age”- Novak Djokovic Emotional While Meeting Kids In Dubai

Published 03/05/2020, 1:33 PM EST


Novak Djokovic inspires respect beyond the tennis court. While many people might not know about, Novak is a dedicated philanthropist working for the cause of basic education among children.

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He achieves this through the Novak Djokovic Foundation that aims to curb the menace of low literacy level among young kids in Serbia. Djokovic has a personal investment in the project because of his own experiences of growing in a strife-ridden country.

In a video released by the Novak Djokovic Foundation on Twitter, the Serbian star was seen interacting with young kids in Dubai. Let’s find out how the interaction between Novak and the kids played out.

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Djokovic looks in his element when he is with young kids. His interactions with them showcase the passion that he has towards their well being.

In the video, Djokovic is seen interacting with young aspiring athletes willing to make a future in tennis. He asks them about their favourite tennis shot before promising to take them to his favourite place in the beautiful city of Dubai.

Novak revealed the happiness that he experiences when he views young kids going after their passion –

“When I see you guys smiling and telling me how much you enjoy tennis, it brings me back to when I was your age. It reminds me of how important it is for us to nurture the love for the game.”

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Later, Djokovic unveiled the trophy of the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships to the young kids.

It can’t be expressed in words how exhilarating it is to see players like Djokovic making extra effort to do some good work. Their dedication to such passions helps make the world a better place. Even stars like Federer and Nadal now participate in more and more charity matches. This is to fulfil their ambitions related to philanthropy.

What are your thoughts on this growth of purpose-driven tennis?

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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