WATCH: Novak Djokovic Tries His Hand With a Saxophone Ahead of Chasing History at the US Open 2021

Published 08/31/2021, 5:15 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his second round match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany REUTERS/Mike Segar


While Novak Djokovic is one of the best players on the ATP Tour, he also has a funny side to him. Over the years, the Serbian earned the nickname ‘Djoker’ for the several hilarious moments he gave to fans.

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In recent years, social media changed the way athletes interact with players, with a more personal feel now prominent. Ahead of his opening match at the US Open, the World No. 1 posted a story on Instagram where he attempted playing the saxophone.

Novak Djokovic plays a saxophone ahead of US Open

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The Serbian is enjoying quite a successful 2021 season so far. With the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in the bag, Djokovic arrives in Flushing Meadows as the top seed once again. Although he couldn’t taste gold in the Tokyo Olympics, the Serbian remains a popular favorite to clinch the title this year.

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 13: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates as he holds the trophy after winning his Men’s Singles Final match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during Day Fifteen of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on June 13, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Prior to his opening match, Djokovic took to Instagram to share a story of him playing the saxophone. Dressed in a Serbia T-Shirt with shorts and sunglasses, the 34-year-old began playing the instrument in comical fashion.

Along with some tunes, the World No. 1 also gave a quick shake of the hips before ending the video.

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Djokovic to face Holger Rune in US Open first round

The Serbian begins his quest for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam with a match against Danish qualifier Holger Rune. This will be the first meeting between the two players in their professional careers.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 22: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a point in his fourth round match against Hyeon Chung of South Korea on day eight of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Although this is Rune’s maiden appearance in the main draw, expect Djokovic to advance to the second round later today.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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