Hamad Medjedovic credits Novak Djokovic for his constant support pledging to follow Nole’s footsteps upon winning the 2023 ATP NextGen Finals
Hamad Medjedovic considers himself proud to be walking on the very steps that Novak Djokovic took on his march to success.
(L-R) Hamad Medjedovic and Novak Djokovic.(credits: Sportstar-The Hindu, The Times)
When it comes to producing top tennis talents on the court, Serbia has always done a great job. The tennis industry has been gifted with great players from the Serbian land, with Novak Djokovic coming on top of the list. While Djokovic continues to rewrite his history with improbable performances, another youth star, Hamad Medjedovic, has also fared quite well.
Medjedovic has shocked the world by beating fan favorite and top seed Arthur Fils in the finals of the 2023 ATP NextGen Finals. After lifting the trophy and experiencing one of the biggest accomplishments of his career so far, he talked about how much he and his idol, Djokovic, have ruled the ATP Finals competitions.
Medjedovic also considers himself proud to be walking on the very steps that Djokovic took on his march to success. At the press conference, Medjedovic said:
Two of us from Serbia. He won the big Masters, the real one, and I won the Next Gen. Obviously it's a huge thing and I'm happy to follow in his footsteps in some way.
How Novak Djokovic was pivotal to the growth of Hamad Medjedovic?
Novak Djokovic has always had a soft corner for the young and talented Hamad Medjedovic, who stood as a mentor for him last year during his Challenger tournaments.
Djokovic has been in constant touch with the youngster, discussing the strategies he should implement during the game and also providing time-to-time advice, as confirmed by Medjedovic last August.
Medjedovic’s father has also opened up about how pivotal Nole has been for his son, revealing the ways Djokovic guided them. In an interview with Sportal, Medjedovic’s father, Eldin, confirmed that Djokovic advised him about the future, thereby suggesting a coach to train with.
Eldin concluded by saying that Djokovic is solely interested in the growth of his son and doesn’t plan on accumulating any money by helping him out.
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