WATCH: Footage Of Djokovic's First-Ever Tennis Training Emerges After US Open Triumph

WATCH: Footage Of Djokovic's First-Ever Tennis Training Emerges After US Open Triumph

by Sebastian Dahlman

Novak Djokovic recently won his 24th Grand Slam trophy at the 2023 US Open, and it's one of the final chapters of the journey that started way back in 1991.

On June 23rd, 1991, a 4-year-old Novak Djokovic picked up a tennis racquet for the first time. The footage of that day was recorded, which is why we have it today, and we can see the first steps made by somebody who ultimately became legendary 32 years later.

The training session happened in Kopaonik, where Djokovic spent his early childhood. The video in question is almost 3 minutes long and shows a 4-year-old Djokovic hitting his first tennis balls. His age is stated in the video, and the tennis coach shows him the basics.

Nobody really expected Djokovic to achieve what he did because he wasn't really touted as this extraordinary talent coming out. He was a talented player with a promise, but he'd tell you himself he never expected to win 5, let alone 10 or 20 Grand Slams.

It's a testament to the amount of work he put in, and he puts in a lot of work and sacrifices much. We've seen how he transformed himself from a rather weak player who often retired to an Iron Man who basically never retires and never gets injured either.

His commitment to his career is rather well known and she spoke about the sacrifices he makes on a daily basis. All of that allowed him to win the Australian Open in January, the Roland Garros in June and the US Open in September.

It started on June 23rd 1991, in Kopaonik, Serbia. Check out the video of a 4-year-old Novak Djokovic making his first tennis steps many years ago. Steps that would slowly lead him to the pinnacle of the sport.


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