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Novak Djokovic Gives Racket To Fan Who Spectacularly Loses His Mind

A young fan was the lucky recipient of Novak Djokovic’s French Open-winning racket, leading to a touching scene that reminded viewers of the significance of in-person audiences for both athletes and fans alike.

The video captured a young fan who attended the Roland Garros event as part of the 5,000-person, COVID-restricted audience.

After defeating Rafael Nadal on Friday night, Djokovic went 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to defeat No. 5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas — rallying with three consecutive set wins to complete the comeback. Sunday’s championship marks the 19th major win of Djokovic’s career. Djokovic last won the French Open in 2016.

“There’s always two voices inside: There is one telling you that you can’t do it, that it’s done, it’s finished. That voice was pretty strong after that second set,” commented Djokovic following the second set of Sunday’s action. “So I felt that that was a time for me to actually vocalize the other voice and try to suppress the first one that was saying I can’t make it. I told myself I can do it. Encouraged myself. I strongly started to repeat that inside of my mind, tried to live it with my entire being.”

Sunday’s French Open win is Djokovic’s second major championship of the year. He also won the Australian Open back in February,

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

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