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Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic enjoys volleyball!


Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, currently the world’s No. 1 ranked men’s singles player, expressed his support and love for volleyball via his official Facebook page.

During these challenging times, Djokovic has been training hard to stay fit and healthy for the return of competitive tennis. He also recently announced the organisation and delivery of a series of exhibition matches across the Balkans from 13 June to 5 July, which will feature some of the best tennis players in the region. Additionally, Djokovic has found time to reignite his passion for volleyball and show support for a local team. 

On Wednesday, Djokovic posted a picture on his Facebook page with the players and staff of OK Vizura, a professional Serbian women’s volleyball club. He also demonstrated his admiration for the team and volleyball with a caption that stated: “It was a pleasure to visit you during training, talk about sports and life and play a little volleyball. I believe that Terza [Zoran Terzić, the head coach of the national team of Serbia] would be proud to see how skilfully I managed to play volleyball!”

In fact, this is not the first occasion where the 17-time Grand Slam singles champion has expressed his love for volleyball. In 2011, Djokovic attended the final stage of the 2011 Women’s European Volleyball Championship at Pionir Hall in Belgrade, Serbia, where he cheered alongside a passionate home crowd as Serbia claimed their first continental crown.

Recently, with the lack of competitive sport due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Djokovic supported the establishment of a relief fund for lower-ranked tennis players. Many of these players depend on tournament earnings, and this is just one of the many ways Djokovic has given back to the sports community. 

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