WATCH: Novak Djokovic’s Touching Act Towards His Fans After US Open 2021 R2 Victory

Published 09/03/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Sep 2, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after recording match point against Tallon Griekspoor of Netherlands in a second round match on day four of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been in the form of his life this season. There has been no stopping him in the Grand Slam events, and he has won the first three of them this season. Besides, he has also overtaken archrival, Roger Federer, in holding the top spot in rankings for the most number of weeks. 

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Yesterday, after his second-round win, Novak Djokovic posed with fans for selfies. There were fans rushing towards him from all angles. However, the Serb noticed a group of young fans and went of his way to pose with them. It was a touching moment and one that those kids will never forget. 

Sep 2, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a shot against Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands in a second round match on day four of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Novak Djokovic is one of a kind 

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In recent times, Djokovic has been warm towards his fans, and even on social media, he follows some of his fans, which gives a surreal feeling. To have the best player on the planet, a winner of 20 Grand Slam titles follow you is a big deal. 

Reflecting on Novak’s season, he won the Australian Open, beating Daniil Medvedev in the final. In Paris, he defeated Rafael Nadal in the semifinal and went on to win the title. In the final, he was down two sets and eventually fought back to win the title against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Sep 2, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves against Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands (not pictured) on day four of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

After that, he was seen at the Wimbledon Championships. Out there, he won his sixth title beating Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the final. In doing so, he has now tied up with Federer and Nadal on 20 Grand Slam titles. 

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At the moment, he is aiming to do the unthinkable, winning the fourth and final Grand Slam of the season. It will be interesting to see how he performs as the matches from here on will only get tougher. We wish him the best of luck. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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