‘Such a beautiful person’: fans of lush praise for Novak Djokovic after World No. 1 enters the streets of his hometown in Belgrade to join a group of children for a tennis night game
- Novak Djokovic was in his hometown of Belgrade to promote a good cause
- The number one in the world saw the children playing on the street without a net
- The Serbian chose to join the children and fans praised the heart-warming gesture
World number one Novak Djokovic received praise on social media after a video was released of Serbian tennis with a group of children in the streets of Belgrade.
The Serbian, who won his eighth Australian Open last month, takes time off to compete to be in his home country to promote an event related to his Foundation, alongside wife Jelena.
And when he saw the children playing tennis in the streets of his hometown of Belgrade, without a net, he decided to join them.
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Novak Djokovic, in the blue top, plays tennis with some children in the streets of Belgrade
The Serbian star talks to the media on Tuesday at the Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade
The 32-year-old reportedly said: ‘It was spontaneous, I came back with rackets, the first time I saw the kids playing tennis without a net.
‘Then I told them that I would put a net between two lampposts to connect them and play nicely.
‘It was great, people live for such moments. Now, as a father, I invoke these situations to play with the children, and it is my pleasure to see the children play tennis, to hit the wall, that’s how we all started. “
One user responded to the video saying: “The greatest ever. On and next to the field. ”
The Serbian stormed to another Grand Slam last month, with a career of a total of 17 majors
Djokovic won his eighth Australian Open title after beating Dominic Thiem in a final of five sets
Another was just a moment glowing: ‘A simple, down-to-earth guy who loves his countrymen. No ego and all humility in the world. Such a beautiful person. I wish all sports stars looked like him. ”
And none other than Bear Grylls was also a fan of Djokovic’s heart-warming gesture, tweeting: “Love this.”
The number one in the world will be back in competitive action in Dubai next week, before playing at the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami next month.