There are things about Novak Djokovic that make him a special person and a blessing for the tennis world. No, we are not talking about the fact that he might potentially become the most prolific player ever. The Serbian star cares about the world around him.
That’s not something that many can claim. Through his Novak Djokovic Foundation, he’s working for millions of underprivileged kids and providing them education. In fact, he is also giving back to the country that has been his place of birth.
Brought up in an unstable political climate, Novak knows how difficult it is for a young Serb to take up tennis as a career. This is why he seeks to provide them with the conditions that can provide an active choice. In a recent AMA on Reddit, Australian tennis star Matt Ebden also verified this philanthropic nature of Djokovic.
What did Matt Ebden say about Novak Djokovic?
Ebden believes that more than the tennis, Djokovic has a passion in him for helping people. He ties this to Novak’s nationality. This doubles with his tendency to help the people of his own country-
“Novak I know reasonably well but we never played and are not very close, however due to dealing with player council etc as he is our president, it’s easy to see he has that Serbian passion for people and fighting for things he believes in and helping those around him.”
As president of the ATP player’s council, Novak has been on the forefront of placing the issues of tennis players. Most recently, he pushed the ATP for a suspension of play due to the overarching threats of the Coronavirus on player health.
He has definitely come a long way, being responsible for not just himself but the interests of the entire men’s tennis contingent.