French Open: Who is this 12 year old boy, why Novak Djokovic gifted him his racquet that won him Roland Garros 2021? – Novak Djokovic said he gave away his racquet that won him the Roland Garros 2nd time to a 12-year-old boy. The World No 1 said the boy, who watch watching the match on Sunday, gave him the “right tactics” as he went on to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 coming back from two sets down.
At the end of the four-hour-11-minute marathon final, Novak Djokovic was seen handing over his racquet to the unnamed boy who was then pictured on TV jumping in joy and in shock at the gesture.
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“He was in my ear the entire match basically, especially when I was two sets to love down. He was encouraging me. He was actually giving me tactics, as well,” said Novak Djokovic.
“He was like, ‘Hold your serve, get an easy first ball, then dictate, go to his backhand.’ He was coaching me literally. I found that very cute, very nice. So I felt like giving the racquet to the best person was him after the match. That was kind of my gratitude for him sticking with me and supporting me,” Novak Djokovic added.
Novak Djokovic French Open – Djokovic Targets Golden Slam: For Novak Djokovic is “everything is possible”. And now the French Open 2021 winner Djokovic has set his eyes on a ‘golden’ Grand Slam in 2021 after winning the French Open for the second time.
The 34-year-old Serb has won both majors this year after lifting the Australian Open title in February. He defends his Wimbledon title this month before the Olympics and US Open.
Novak Djokovic French Open – Djokovic Targets Golden Slam: “I have put myself in a good position to go for the Golden Slam,” said Djokovic, who won his 19th major by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in Paris.
“Everything is possible. I’ve achieved some things that a lot of people thought it would be not possible for me to achieve.”