Social media has been buzzing with Stefan joining his world-famous dad on the training ground at Wimbledon This year and his next one bears a striking resemblance to Nadal’s.
“He likes to do it. He likes to threaten me on the court by finishing the swing here,” the 20-time Grand Slam champion said after the 6-2, 4-6, 6- 1, 6-2 against the Dutch player. Tim van Rijthoven in his third round match on Sunday.
“He knows I don’t like that in particular. I’m trying to teach him to finish the forehand here, the swing, over the shoulder. He does it, but he does this too.
“Whenever he does that, he always laughs because he knows. We have funny moments like this on the pitch.”
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Djokovic said he was happy the boy showed so much interest in the match but he wanted him to enjoy this period as a child.
“He’s completely immersed in tennis right now. Everything around tennishow he can play, he’s watching, he’s analyzing,” Serb said.
“Last night when I put him to bed he asked me questions: Differences between racquet head sizes, strings, why does someone play less tight strings, all these basic questions that we Children are very curious.
Stefan Djokovic watches his dad do his thing on Center Court # Wimbledon | # CentreCourt100 | @DjokerNole https://t.co/Ld4D9ZPz9d
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“He loves tennis right now. It’s entirely his own desire to really pursue tennis. I never force him to play tennis, but if he wants to, I try. Try to always be there and play with him.
“Of course, I will support him in every way possible so that he can become a professional tennis player if he intends to, if he really wants to.
“But to be honest, it’s too early to talk about that. He’s not even eight years old. It’s important to me that we have a father-son relationship, first of all, whatever. anything else and he’s enjoying life, that he’s having fun.”