Novak Djokovic's gift to the little fan in Dubai
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 2877
Novak Djokovic r made his first round match at the ATP 500 in Dubai by easily adjusting Lorenzo Musetti with a double 6-3 in an hour and a quarter, immediately appearing to be in good condition despite almost three months of absence from the fields.
Djokovic also became a protagonist off the pitch for a nice gesture towards a small fan and not for issues related to the vaccine. The world number one in fact received a great welcome from the audience in the stands and at the end of the game he decided to "reward" a very young fan with his own shirt.
Djokovic's gift to the little fan
The 20-time slam champion gave a child a dream before returning to the locker room. Djokovic gave him one of his T-shirts, leaving the little fan ecstatic at receiving such an expensive item from his idol.
The boy showed all his happiness in a video in which he thanked the Serbian tennis player for the gift. "Thanks Novak for the shirt. I'm very happy! Idemo!" exclaimed the young fan. Djokovic usually makes these gestures towards his fans.
In 2021, following the victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Roland Garros final, the Serbian gave his racket to a boy who had encouraged him throughout the match. Djokovic himself was surprised by the warmth shown by the audience towards him.
"I received an incredible welcome, they really made me feel at home. I want to thank the fans with all my heart, it was not obvious. I think Dubai is the ideal place to start the season, there is always a great atmosphere. The welcome they gave me far exceeded my expectations.
All the players I met in these days have welcomed me with great affection and were happy to see me again. Tennis is an itinerant sport, in which you see your colleagues almost more than your own family," said the Serbian tennis player at the end of his match with Musetti.
Meanwhile, in Acapulco, Rafael Nadal won his first round match in straight sets against Denis Kudla. The Australian Open champions and 21 Slam titles winner is of course the favourite of the final wins in Mexico. We recall that Roger Federer should come back in mid-summer, while Serena Williams maybe in Indian Wells.