Novak Djokovic mentioned he’ll do every thing he can to help 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 together 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”.
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“I attempt to use each accessible alternative … to play with him as a result of he is proper now absolutely immersed into tennis,” Djokovic instructed reporters after his win over Tim van Rijthoven at Wimbledon on Sunday.
“Every part round tennis, how he can play, he is watching, he is analysing. I’ll help him in any doable manner I can in order that he may be skilled tennis participant … if he actually desires to.
“Nevertheless it’s too early to discuss it, to be trustworthy. He isn’t even eight-years-old. It is vital for me that now we have a relationship as a father and son … earlier than anything, and that he is having fun with life.”
Djokovic additionally mentioned it was vital his son was uncovered to a wide range of sports activities.
“I really feel prefer it’s crucial to have, notably at this younger age, a number 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 quarterfinals.