Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz found some time to visit a children's hospital in Nur-Sultan and to put smiles on the faces of the young ones. On Monday, Djokovic and Alcaraz visited the center for autism in Nur-Sultan.
The Astana Open posted a video from their visit, showing that Djokovic and Alcaraz played with kids, took a look at their drawings, and overall did their best to put a smile on the face of the young kids.
Djokovic owns a foundation and he has always been open and willing to promote a good cause. On the other side, Alcaraz - who is the new world No. 1 in tennis - is also doing his best to lead by example.
Djokovic does his best to lead by example but is still criticized
Djokovic has received lots of criticism this year, mostly because of his vaccine stance.
While Djokovic was in Israel for the Tel Aviv Open, he reflected on his media image during a conversation with Guy Azriel of i24NEWS. "I stay true to my values and to things that I believe in and I believe in freedom of choice and I believe that everyone should have possibility to choose what they would to do their bodies, so I made my decision," Djokovic said.
"That meant that I am not going to two Grand Slams and that's fine you know. It is what it is. I will take the consequence of that but I will stay true to what I believe in. On the other hand you know that the spotlight that you mentioned unfortunately this year it created a lot of negative spotlight and the media has not been very nice to me, but I kind of expected it because the media is not always so nice when there is an agenda in terms of strategy.
So I have to just deal with it and swallow it, and go out on the court and do what I do best, and that's playing tennis."