Novak Djokovic reflects on son Stefan winning his first tournament

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Novak Djokovic reflects on son Stefan winning his first tournament

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic revealed on the same day he won Rome his seven-year-old Stefan won his first tournament. On Sunday, Djokovic saw off Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Rome final 6-0 7-6 (0). Back home in Serbia, Stefan won a tournament at a small tennis club.

"My son actually won the tournament. It's a sunshine double today," Djokovic told reporters, per AFP. "We had a chat the last few days about the routines and the things he should do before a match and leading him into this world...

The first official tournament or match always stays very fondly in your memory. "We just spoke and he was on cloud nine with all the family. It was nice. "He's doing really well so far, he's in love with the sport.

He was up late last night and he was showing me forehands and backhands and how he was going to move, playing shadow tennis. I used to do that as a kid."

Djokovic wins his first title of the year

After missing the Australian Open and Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami, Djokovic finally lifted his first title in the fifth month of the season.

The beginning of the season was extremely challenging for Djokovic but he is thrilled that the brighter days have come for him. “To some extent it’s a relief because after everything that happened at the beginning of the year, was important for me to win a big title, especially with Grand Slams coming up where obviously I want to play my best and be at the level of confidence I think more than just the game, where I want to be in order to have a chance to win the title,” Djokovic said.

Djokovic now heads to the French Open in positive spirits and determined to defend the title he won at the tournament a year ago. Djokovic will be extra motivated to do well at the French Open and match Rafael Nadal's record of 21 Grand Slams.