Fans mock Djokovic: "His first tennis racket was a horcrux"

They used a peculiar magical item from the Harry saga to describe the Serbian champion's first tool

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Fans mock Djokovic: "His first tennis racket was a horcrux"
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Novak Djokovic is in Dubai to prepare the new season, which will start between the end of December 2023 and the beginning of January 2023. The Serbian champion, after arriving in Marbella - where he carried out the first part of his preparation - chose the United Arab Emirates to intensify workloads and work on his physical fitness.

The 24-time Slam champion brought with him his young countryman Hamad Medjedovic, winner of the 2023 NextGen Finals. The last few days have reserved some surprises for Djokovic, who used his social accounts to express his disappointment towards the ATP Awards and to deny a news story circulated on X.

After Simone Vagnozzi and Darren Cahill won the award for Best Coach of the Year, the Serb would have preferred to see his coach Goran Ivanisevic triumph. “Goran, I guess we would have to win all four Slams for you to perhaps be considered Coach of the Year.

Ending the year as world number 1, winning three Grand Slam tournaments and the Finals, making the history of this sport is not enough, my dear coach," Djokovic wrote on social media. The 36-year-old then had to label it a hoax the news regarding his desire to buy the Manolo Santana Racquets Club Tennis £ Padel.

"Fake Newk," he commented on Twitter.

"Novak's first tennis racket is a horcrux!"

Meanwhile, a video of when Novak Djokovic played tennis at four year-old was shared on social media. The video posted on social media showed Nole as a child playing some forehand shots, with a pink racket, perhaps his first racket.

Fans went wild on X and, among the funniest comments, one in particular should be mentioned, with a user who wrote: "Novak's first tennis racket is a horcrux!"