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LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic mentioned he’ll do every part he can to assist his son Stefan if he decides to observe in his footsteps however the Serb desires to verify the seven-year-old doesn’t really feel pressured to pursue a profession in tennis.
Footage of the 20-times Grand Slam winner coaching along with his son circulated on social media earlier this week and Djokovic additionally posted side-by-side footage of them hitting a forehand on Twitter, with the caption “so cool to see this”.
In Might, Djokovic mentioned his son had received his first event on the identical day he received the Italian Open, describing their success as a “sunshine double”. learn extra
“I attempt to use each obtainable alternative … to play with him as a result of he is proper now totally immersed into tennis,” Djokovic instructed reporters after his win over Tim van Rijthoven at Wimbledon on Sunday.
“All the pieces round tennis, how he can play, he is watching, he is analysing. I’ll assist him in any potential method I can in order that he might be skilled tennis participant … if he actually desires to.
“But it surely’s too early to talk about it, to be sincere. He is not even eight-years-old. It is essential for me that we’ve a relationship as a father and son … earlier than anything, and that he is having fun with life.”
Djokovic additionally mentioned it was essential his son was uncovered to quite a lot of sports activities.
“I really feel prefer it’s crucial to have, notably at this younger age, quite a lot of stimulus to the kids from totally different views and totally different sports activities and totally different motion, totally different actions,” Djokovic mentioned.
Six-times Wimbledon champion Djokovic will face Italian tenth seed Jannik Sinner within the quarter-finals.
Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Modifying by Peter Rutherford
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