The world’s leading tennis player Novak Djokovic was hailed as an “absolute classmate” on and off the pitch after giving children an impromptu tennis lesson on the streets of Belgrade.
The 33-year-old, who returned to his home country after losing the French Open final to Rafael Nadal, gave tennis tips to a group of children while walking his dog in Belgrade.
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The 17-time Grand Slam winner was caught on video teaching a boy how to swing a tennis racket while surrounded by other children who obediently listened to his advice.
The boy, who trained a little under Djokovic’s guidance, proudly showed his skills as Serbia’s brightest star, who will most likely achieve a record at number 6 in the world rankings by the end of the year.
Djokovic’s impromptu training session with the kids got widespread on social media, with fans praising her idol for being “kind and human.”
“It is not often that you see the best tennis player in the world teaching neighborhood children while he is walking his dog in Belgrade! @djokernole is awesome on and off the pitch! You make Serbia proud! “One person wrote.
“Of the big three, Novak is the sportiest, funniest, nicest and lovable. Never change nole. Just keep being you. Love and Blessings, ”said another user.
Of the big three, Novak is the sportiest, funniest, nicest and lovable. Never change nole. Just keep being you. Love and blessings. Jenny x
– Simply the best Nole (@best_nole) October 19, 2020
“Even if his tennis wasn’t that great, he’s just a nice guy!” read one more comment.
Even if his tennis wasn’t that great, he’s just a nice guy!
– Dsquared (@devorah_overbay) October 18, 2020
Djokovic said he will play two more tournaments this year, including the ATP Finals and the Vienna Open, while aiming to secure first place by the end of the year.