Djokovic Shows His Tender Side To Ball Boy

Fatimah Mazhar
May 27, 2014: You know what’s awesome? Novak Djokovic inviting you to sit on his bench, share a drink and an umbrella during the French Open – that’s awesome.

Normally tennis players, especially during a tournament as important as the French Open, would spend rain delays by either staying on the court or visiting the locker room to put their feet up.

Novak Djokovic, however, does things a little differently.

During his opening round match at the French Open on Monday, Djokovic sat on the bench while play was suspended due to rain. He was up 6-1, 5-2 on Portugal’s Joao Sousa.

Much to the ball boy’s surprise, who stood over him with an umbrella, the Serbian former world No. 1 invited the kid to his bench, shared an umbrella, and had a drink together.

Djokovic even let the him hold his racquet while taking command of the umbrella.

It looks as incredible as it sounds. Watch the best rain delay of this season in the video above.

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The Serbian former world No. 1, who is currently ranked world No. 2, the delay on Court Philippe Chatrier making a new friend.

Novak Djokovic is not only one of the greatest sportsmen of all time, but he is also one of the most entertaining players on the court. He is known for his incredible impressions of other tennis stars – especially Maria Sharapova.

Djokovic also made an appearance in the music video for "Hello" by French DJs Martin Solveig and Dragonette in 2010 alongside French player Gael Monfils.

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