Watch: Novak Djokovic slips money in child’s pocket at EuroLeague game

Novak Djokovic slips money in child
Novak Djokovic slips money in child's pocket during basketball game

Tennis legend Novak Djokovic was recently spotted slipping money into a child's pocket during a EuroLeague match in Belgrade.

Djokovic is currently in the Serbian capital preparing for the clay court swing ahead of the start of the 2023 Monte Carlo Masters. He withdrew from the 2023 Indian Wells and Miami Open due to Covid-19 restrictions in the United States.

During his time away, the Serb attended local basketball giants Crvena Zvezda's match against Valencia in the Euroleague. The audience welcomed him with a rousing round of applause and a standing ovation.

At halftime, Djokovic took to the court and interacted with some children who were delighted to see their hero. He was then seen pulling a 100 euro bill from his pocket and putting it in a child's pocket.

The video of the incident was uploaded to Twitter by Serbian journalist Sasa Ozmo.

According to Ozmo, the child apparently found Djokovic's credit card near the stadium and asked security personnel if they could contact the Serb and return his card. When he found out about that, Djokovic didn't hesitate to express his heartfelt gratitude.

Check out the video here:

"I have no regrets" - Novak Djokovic on missing Indian Wells and Miami

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Novak Djokovic pictured at the 2023 Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships - Day Twelve

Novak Djokovic stated in a recent interview with CNN that he had no regrets about missing the Sunshine Double at Indian Wells and Miami due to his vaccination status. He believes that harboring regrets would essentially cause him to look backwards, which is something he does not want to do.

"I have no regrets. I’ve learned through life that regrets only hold you back and basically make you live in the past. I don’t want to do that," he said.
"I also don’t want to live too much in the future. I want to be as much as in the present moment but of course think about future, create a better future," he added.

The Serb will reclaim the World No. 1 ranking on Monday (April 3) since Jannik Sinner defeated Carlos Alcaraz in the Miami Open semi-finals.

Alcaraz dethroned Djokovic less than two weeks ago when he defeated Daniil Medvedev to win his third ATP Masters 1000 title at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. However, the 19-year-old was defending 1000 points in Miami following his 2022 victory there, and needed to win the title again to maintain his position atop the rankings.

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Edited by Shubham Banerjee
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