N.Obak Djokovic, currently ranked No. 5 in the world in tennis’ ATP rankings, praised Lionel Messi after the Argentinian star won the World Cup last Sunday.
A few days before the 2023 men’s tennis season kicks off, the Serb, a well-known soccer fan, took time out to talk about the Argentinian character.
“As a sports fan, as a football fan, of course I respect Messi And I respect him very much. I think most people in the world are happy with what he has done and what he has achieved.” Djokovic Said.
“He’s a humble, down-to-earth guy who hasn’t been left behind in success in all these years. To all the kids who look up to him, they’re a great example of what they want to be like him.” I have a feeling it will.”
Djokovic boasted after watching the final at Lusail Stadium
The former world number one watched the 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Qatar. South America won on penalties after a 3-3 draw.
“I was really lucky to be there,” he said. Djokovic“For many, this is the greatest World Cup final of all time. What an amazing result the way they won, the way they were welcomed at home.”
READY FOR THE 2023 ATP SEASON
The Serb plays in the World Tennis League, an exhibition tournament held in Dubai. This is part of the final preparations for his 2023 ATP season, which officially kicks off in the ATP Cup on January 1st and 9th.
Tournaments in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney will follow, before the season’s first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, kicks off on 17 January.