Tennis fans who lack action on the court must also miss out on the player celebrations during and after the match. Many players like to engage fans in post-match celebrations. One of them is Novak Djokovic who celebrated after his game as he always does, even though the stands are empty. The world number one later stated that he is ready to do it for every match.
Djokovic celebrated the famous celebration after both of his matches so far at the Western and Southern Open. After a tough opening game, he was in top form in the second game on Tuesday. He won 6-2, 6-4 against Tennys Sandgren. After the match, the seeded said the celebration keeps him grounded and reminds him to be grateful to his supporters.
The celebration is part of me, says Novak Djokovic
“Look, I’ll keep doing it because I just – I don’t know. I think it’s part of the routine. It is also part of me that I pay tribute and thanks to that game and to the pitch and to that occasion,“The Serbian superstar he said after the victory.
Novak Djokovic has 79 single titles in his career, including 17 Grand Slam titles. He believes it is still important to thank the fans for every single match and victory, and not take things for granted.
Tribute to fans who support from home
“I try to be aware, you know, of the opportunity to play and win and all that. You know, sometimes we take a lot of things for granted in life. And of course I’ve been on tour for so long. So you’d think, well it’s a match, who cares? Djokovic continued.
“But I try not to have that kind of mentality. So that celebration is reason for me too, you know. It centers me and makes me aware that I must also be grateful to share the energy with everyone on the pitch“, Added the 33-year-old.
He concluded by saying that his celebration after his two games so far in New York is for all fans who watch from home. “You know, there aren’t many people. But there are a lot of people who hopefully watch and, you know, for them too“He voiced the 3-time US Open champion.