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Novak Djokovic and the very special coach in the final

Novak Djokovic and the very special coach in the final

Novak Djokovic He received very special support from the national team in the final of the French Open. And he rewarded them with a free racket after the tournament.

by Michael Rochadel

Last modified: June 15, 2021 at 8:47 am

Novak Djokovic had a very special coach in the French Open final

The pictures were spread all over the world. Novak Djokovic, just seconds before his second career Champion at Roland Garros, gives his racket to a young spectator after his final victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was delighted with a gesture of his idol, yes, his emotions could hardly recede anymore.

What seems like a cute story became more interesting in the subsequent press conference when Djokovic explained the club’s background: “He’s been in my ear the whole game, especially after I was two sentences behind, he encouraged me, even Djokovic said with a smile on his face.

Tactical advice from the ranks

Casual Tour Coach Tip: “Get your serve, play a simple first ball and then select the match, play with a backhand. He really coached me,” the Serbian explains. “I found that very cute and very nice,” said the world number one. “I thought he was the best person I could have for the racket.”

With his victory at the 2021 French Open, Novak Djokovic provided plenty of ground at the top of the standings with the most wins in a Grand Slam. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal continue to lead there with 20 titles each, but the current number one in the world rankings will have a chance to catch up with the two leaders in a few weeks, namely at Wimbledon. Whether he would be able to undo a similar support from the ranks in this mission is doubtful.