Wolverine Actor Sends Encouraging Message to Novak Djokovic After US Open 2021 R3 Victory

Published 09/05/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Sep 4, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia after beating Kei Nishikori of Japan in a third round match on day six of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been breaking all the records in recent times. The dominance displayed by him in the current season has never been witnessed in such a fashion. He has won the first three Grand Slam events, in Melbourne, Paris, and London this season. 

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Yesterday, Novak Djokovic won his third-round match against Japanese player Kei Nishikori. Although he lost the opening set, the Serb managed to find a way and claim the next three sets. Interestingly, there were quite a few notable supporters for the World No. 1 player from Serbia. 

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

Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman was one of the first people to congratulate Novak by posting a story on Instagram with a message that read, “Let’s Go.” Another interesting supporter was Djokovic’s wife, Jelena, who wore a wolf t-shirt that had her husband’s face in the form of a shadow.

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Novak Djokovic moves into the second week at US Open 2021

Reflecting on tennis, Djokovic faced his first real big test yesterday. Although he had beaten Novak 16 times prior to yesterday’s match, the experience and shot-making of Nishikori are of the finest quality. With that win, the World No. 1 player will now face local boy Jenson Brooksby. 

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

Going by this season so far, Novak began by winning his 18th Grand Slam title in Melbourne. After that, he came to Paris and won the French Open for the second time in his career. During the event, he beat Rafael Nadal in the semifinal, which was one of the biggest wins this season. 

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After that, he won the Wimbledon Championships for the sixth time in his career. In doing so, he has now equaled Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slam titles each. We wish him the very best for the final Grand Slam event of the season.

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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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