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‘HE LIKES TO INTIMIDATE ME’ – NOVAK DJOKOVIC ADMITS SON STEFAN IMPERSONATES RAFAEL NADAL IN PRACTICE AT WIMBLEDON

Novak Djokovic admitted that his son loves to
impersonate Rafael Nadal during practice. The
Serbian world No. 3 has spoken before about
how Nadal was among his son’s favourite
players, and father and son have been pictured
together at this year’s Wimbledon. Djokovic faces
Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals at SW19 on
Wednesday.’It is different for Djokovic and Nadal’ – Corretja
on Wimbledon quarter-finalists
00:00:55Novak Djokovic says his son likes to
impersonate Rafael Nadal when the pair practise
together – and admits he doesn’t like it.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner’s son, Stefan,
has been seen by his father’s side on the All
England Club’s training court during Wimbledon.The two have been seen playing together, with
the youngster learning from one of the very best
as he develops his own game.And while Djokovic said in May that Carlos
Alcaraz had overtaken Nadal as his son’s
favourite player, it appears as though the
legendary Spaniard still has an impact on
Stefan’s playing style.
A copy of Nadal’s famous forehand, in particular,
seems to be among the seven-year-old’s shots.
“He likes to do it…he likes to intimidate me by
ending the swing like that. He knows I don’t like
it,” joked Djokovic.

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“When he does that, he always laughs because
he knows it.”
He added: “I try to take every opportunity to play
with him. He discovered tennis for himself. It’s
all about how he plays best.

“Everything around tennis, how he can play, he’s
watching, he’s analysing. We’re talking. Last
night when I was putting him to bed, he was
asking me questions: What is the difference
between the racquet head sizes, the strings, why
somebody is stringing less tension, all these
basic questions that kids are very curious about.“He’s in love with tennis right now. It was fully
his own desire to really pursue tennis. So of
course I’m going to be there for him. I never
force him to be on the tennis court, but if he
wants, I try to always make myself ready to be
there and play with him”.
Djokovic also revealed that his son was cheering
on Nadal in the final of the Australia Open
against Daniil Medvedev, even though a win
secured him a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam
title.
The world No. 3 said his son “jumped around at
every Nadal point and cheered with his fist like
Rafa.”
Djokovic faces Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals
at SW19 on Wednesday.

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