Connect with us

Tennis

WATCH: When Novak Djokovic Tried Playing Wheelchair Tennis

Published

on

Novak Djokovic laughing

Novak Djokovic is a class apart in tennis, we all know that. It doesn’t matter if you are his fan or not, somewhere in the back of your mind you know he can pull some incredible things on the court. There is one form of tennis that he could not master, though, and that is wheelchair tennis.

 

 

Novak Djokovic on wheel

Novak is a man who takes inspiration from everything and everyone around him. His opponents inspire him, his tough childhood inspires him. You boo and heckle the man, and you’ll inspire him.

There is one more source he draws upon which we could all take inspiration from, and that is the wheelchair tennis players.

Novak Djokovic

These tough men and women laugh in the face of atrocity and defy odds to not just lead normal lives, but thrive in the world of sports.

Novak Djokovic takes to a wheelchair on the court
Tennis is not an easy sport to play even standing up, take it from me. You could train and practice for hours on end, and yet you somehow fail to grasp even certain fundamentals.

Novak Djokovic jet

This is all the more reason to admire these men who take the tennis courts with their wheelchairs and make it look ever so easy.

Novak Djokovic once tried to play some wheelchair tennis during the 2017 Australian Open. He joined up his friend and wheelchair tennis Grand Slam champion Dylan Alcott.

Novak’s struggles start even before the tennis starts. Unable to move an inch during the first point, Novak hilariously requests Alcott to “just play in the middle.” And guess what? His struggles continue even though Alcott obliges.

Novak Djokovic

As the game winds down, Novak Djokovic urges the crowd to give Dylan and his fellow wheelchair tennis players a big hand. Dylan is quick to praise the Serb as well, calling him the biggest supporter of wheelchair tennis.

This memory is the perfect blend of heartfelt compassion and a dash of some comical attempts by Novak to try and play.

Novak had some passionate words that I hope resonates with everyone reading this.

Novak Djokovic confirmed

“I’ve said it before, these guys are heroes to me, they really are. They make the game of tennis more beautiful and more unique because of what they do and how they do it. They turn their handicap into something that inspires a lot of people, including myself.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

Recent Posts

Oracene Price Oracene Price
Celebrity14 hours ago

Oracene Price: “Afraid I’m giving away the secret”

  American tennis great Serena Williams has been one of the most followed athletes in the world. Her popularity exceeds...

Are you looking at my titles asks Serena Williams as she jogs around Wimbledon Are you looking at my titles asks Serena Williams as she jogs around Wimbledon
Celebrity16 hours ago

Serena Williams laments: “My A$$ is too big & heavy… It limits my speed”

  Serena Williams has always been famous for her curves, but the tennis star admits her booty is too big...

Serena Williams tattooed body Serena Williams tattooed body
Celebrity16 hours ago

Serena Williams: 6 private tattoos on Sensitive Parts Of Her Body

  Serena Williams shined at Vanity Fair’s Oscars after-party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in...

Venus Williams Venus Williams
News1 day ago

Who is Venus Williams engaged to…? || Venus Williams announces engagement to wealthy millionaire

  If a celebrity is in a relationship, then the news is instant viral in the media. As the fans...

Venus Williams play tennis Venus Williams play tennis
Celebrity1 day ago

Venus Williams | 12 provoking outfits that got fans talking

  Venus Williams isn’t just an ace on the court, she’s also a regular red carpet stunner! The tennis pro...

Richard Williams King Richard pics, Serena Williams and Venus Williams father Richard Williams King Richard pics, Serena Williams and Venus Williams father
Celebrity1 day ago

Venus and Serena Williams’ father ‘barely able to walk’

  Richard Williams, the 80-year-old father of tennis stars Serena Williams and Venus Williams, shared multiple short videos on his...

Serena Williams happy with her husband Alexis Ohanian Serena Williams happy with her husband Alexis Ohanian
Celebrity2 days ago

For The Sake Of Sex: Serena Williams Drops Pants, Pretenses …

  Let’s talk about sex: More specifically, sex, and sports, and video games, the perfect trifecta of ways to grab...

Serena Williams Has Two Secret Tattoos On Sensitive Parts Of Her Body Serena Williams Has Two Secret Tattoos On Sensitive Parts Of Her Body
Celebrity2 days ago

Serena Williams Has 4 Private Tattoos On Sensitive Parts Of Her Body

  Serena Williams shined at Vanity Fair’s Oscars after-party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in...

Serena Williams body is tantalizing Serena Williams body is tantalizing
Celebrity2 days ago

Dazzling Serena Williams names one thing she will never stop enjoying

  Serena Williams makes her choice of beachwear colorful and edgy. The four-time Olympic gold medalist was spotted while arriving...

Serena Williams had quite the eventful start to the weekend Serena Williams had quite the eventful start to the weekend
Celebrity2 days ago

Serena Williams names one thing she will never stop enjoying

  Serena Williams has accomplished her goal of finishing as an all-time great and now she is focused on achieving...

Advertisement

Copyright © 2017