‘The kindness in this gentleman’s heart is something to be admired,’ Novak Djokovic hosts Kevin Pietersen in Belgrade

Ex-English cricketer Kevin Pietersen pays a visit to Belgrade and meet Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic.

Kevin Pietersen and Novak Djokovic
Kevin Pietersen and Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is currently the biggest name in tennis. He has been the most consistent player in recent years and is buidling his case to be termed as the Greatest of all time. Djokovic has fans all around the world and has been the pioneer in globalizing the sport. The Serb was last seen in action at the Davis Cup where he took Serbia into the semifinals before they lost to Croatia.

The 2021 season was a dream for Djokovic. He won three grand slams this year and was just a match win away from scripting history and completing the calendar slam. In all, he won 5 titles this season and secured the year end ranking of No.1 for a record 7th time.

Currently, Djokovic is in Belgrade spending time with his family and gearing up for the new season. Recently, he met former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen in his hometown. Pietersen has a keen interest in tennis and is tuned up with the in and outs of the sport. He took to Instagram to share a picture of him with Djokovic.

“I just wanted to sit where the legend sits & now I’m in trouble – AGAIN! 🤣 The kindness in this gentleman’s heart is something to be admired! Belgrade is ❤️! See you again soon, @djokernole” Pietersen wrote.

What lies ahead for Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is clearly the best player on tour currently and will want to carry the same form in the 2022 season. But off late, he has been under negative limelight for his vaccination stand. Tennis Australia has announced that only vaccinated players will be allowed to travel to Australia for the Australian Open.

As for Djokovic, his stance on vaccination was clear. He believes that getting vaccinated or not should be a personal choice and hence shouldn’t be imposed on anyone. He is yet to reveal his vaccination status and hence it is unclear whether he’ll play the Australian Open or not. As of now, he is on the entry list but his participation will only be confirmed in times to come.

Also read: Australian Open 2022: Players’ list for qualifying rounds- Men’s and Women’s singles