2014/08/20

Novak Djokovic Shares a Chat with a Ball Boy During First Round Win at Roland Garros

(May 26, 2014) Novak Djokovic played through some rain and some rain delays on Monday before reaching the second round at the French Open with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal.

In the second rain delay of the match in the second set, Djokovic went into showman mode by making funny faces at the TV camera. Afterwards Djokovic invited a ball boy who was holding his umbrella to sit beside him on the bench to chat. Djokovic let the ball boy hold his racquet and gave him a bottle of Perrier water, while the Serb had a sports drink. A few minutes later the rain delay ended and they shook hands hands to end their chat.

“We had a nice chat,” Djokovic said. He’s a tennis player, so I asked him how long he’s playing, and how he’s enjoying his time as a ball kid. It was a nice, fun time, something unusual for the Grand Slams.”

See video below.

 

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