Novak Djokovic recently fulfilled the dream of his young fan by training with him in the Serbia Open. Kojiro Owaki, a six-year-old tennis player from Japan flew to Serbia to meet his idol.
Owaki’s social handles posted a video where he is playing with Djokovic. The post was captioned saying, “Thank you for fulfilling Kojiro’s dream of ‘I want to go to Serbia, where my favourite Djokovic was born.”
Check the video here:
Novak has been dominating in the Serbia Open as he will take on World No. 26 Karen Khachanov in the semifinals on Saturday. Djokovic reflected on his tournament so far as he said,
“Generally I felt better than I did yesterday. Even though I was a set and a break down I felt game-wise that I took it up a level or two.”
He also talked about his approach in Thursday’s fixture against Miomir Kecmanović. Djokovic won the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. He said, “I muscled it out, I managed to physically just stay there with my opponent, yesterday and today. I was physically able to get into the position to have the momentum on my side.”
“My life has changed so much over the last 10 years,”
Novak Djokovic then also addressed his journey as a tennis player since turning pro in 2003. He said, “Every stage of your career — especially after playing for 20 years on the Tour — has its differences in terms of how you approach things mentally. My life has changed so much over the last 10 years, and my body as well.”