Billie Jean King tells budding tennis players to admire Novak Djokovic

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World No.1 Novak Djokovic had a magical year in 2021. He played the best tennis of his life this year and managed to win three Grand Slam titles before losing to Daniil Medvedev at Flushing Meadows. He’s been an inspiration to many this season and even Billie Jean King has used his example to motivate a group of young children.

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Novak decided to take a break after his incredible run in New York. He feels tired and therefore decided not to participate in the Indian Wells Masters 2021.

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Billie Jean King takes the reference of Novak Djokovic by interacting with some young tennis players

During a recent interaction with young tennis stars, tennis legend Billie Jean King was faced with an intriguing question. She was asked what advice would she give her 16-year-old self at this time. Surprisingly, she took Djokovic’s reference when answering the question.

“If you listen to Novak Djokovic this year in his interviews, you know why he is world No. 1 because he is paying the price. said Jean King, answering the question.

So, Jean King stressed that young people should admire Djokovic. She also hinted that they should go her way.

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“Always looking for an advantage” – Jean King on Djokovic

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Jean King went on to praise the 20-time Grand Slam champion for his physical form. She even pointed out that he trained all the time and always looked for an advantage.

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, United States; Serbian Novak Djokovic addresses the crowd during the trophy presentation ceremony after his match against Russian Daniil Medvedev (not shown) in the men’s singles final on Day 14 of the 2021 US Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

“He’s the fittest, he’s always looking for an advantage, he’s training well. It stretches all the time. So at 16. Believe in yourself but pay the price, “ added the 12-time Grand Slam champion.

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For now, Djokovic’s return to the pitch is uncertain. He has already qualified for the 2021 ATP Finals in Turin and fans are delighted to see him play there. Will he be able to finish the year as the No. 1 player in the world?

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