Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz found time to go to a children's hospital in Nur-Sultan and make the little ones smile. On Monday, the Serbian and Spanish champions visited the Nur-Sultan autism center.
The Astana Open released the touching images of their charity action, which shows Djokovic and Alcaraz playing with the children, looking at their drawings and in general doing their best to make them smile and entertain them.
For his part, Djokovic has long since approached the world of charity and has his own foundation and, in general, has always been open and willing to promote a good cause. On the other hand, Alcaraz, who is the new world number 1 in tennis, does his best to lead by example and look after his image even outside the playing court.
Djokovic does his best to lead by example
Novak Djokovic has been the center of strong criticism several times this year, mainly for his stance on vaccines. The 21-time slam champion, while in Israel for the Tel Aviv Open, reflected on the media image of him: "I am faithful to my values and the things I believe in, I believe in freedom of choice and I believe that everyone should be able to choose what to do with their body, so I made my decision.
This means that I will not participate in two Grand Slams and that's okay. That's the way it is. I will suffer the consequences, but I will stick to what I believe. On the other hand, you already know that the spotlight you mentioned, unfortunately, this year created a lot of negative outbreaks and the media has not been very kind to me, but I expected it because the media are not always so kind when there 'is an agenda in terms of strategy.
So I have to face it, endure it and go out on the court to do what I do best, which is to play tennis."
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