Novak Djokovic gifted one of his racquets to a young fan who had been cheering him on in the final.© Darren Rovell/Twitter
Novak Djokovic, who added a 19th Grand Slam title to his kitty on Sunday after winning the French Open, gave one of the racquets that he used in the match to a boy at courtside, making the young fan’s day. The boy’s reaction to the gift said it all as Djokovic walked up to the fan and handed him the racquet. Later, during the post-match press conference Djokovic spoke about how the young boy had been cheering him on throughout the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas. “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 Djokovic.
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“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 to give 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.”
(With AFP inputs)
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