Watch: Fan asks Novak Djokovic to sign his chest, Serb accepts request

Djokovic received a pretty interesting request in Turin.

by Dzevad Mesic
Watch: Fan asks Novak Djokovic to sign his chest, Serb accepts request
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Novak Djokovic received an unusual request following his opening win at the ATP Finals as a fan in Turin wanted to have his chest signed by the record 24-time Grand Slam champion. On Sunday, world No 1 Djokovic kicked off his Turin run with a 7-6 (4) 6-7 (1) 6-3 win over Holger Rune.

After the match, the tournament's Instagram account uploaded a video, in which Djokovic can be seen autographing a large tennis ball just moments before putting his signature on another fan's chest. After fulfilling the fan's request, Djokovic also gave the fan a friendly pat on the head.

A special night for Djokovic

By beating Rune, Djokovic officially sealed the Year-End No 1 finish.

With that, Djokovic claimed his record-extending eighth finish as the Year-End No 1. Rune is never an easy opponent for Djokovic and the Serb admitted that it took a lot to beat the 20-year-old Dane. “It took everything.

I saw in the first game, when he fired shots from the baseline in the first three or four points, I knew that it was going to be a tough life for me. If I wanted to win this match, I was going to have to work really hard… He was feeling the ball well, he was sharp.

Very aggressive, every short ball he was coming in and he served terrific," Djokovic said after beating Rune. Also, Djokovic admitted that he achieved "a big goal" in securing another Year-End No 1 finish. “It means a lot.

You could see there were a lot of emotions on the court. I could feel it. I was very eager to win tonight’s match, get that monkey off my back. I won Paris, which put me in a much better position rankings-wise, and I knew coming into Turin I only needed to win one match. A big goal is achieved, everything else now is a bonus," Djokovic said.

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