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
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.
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