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“He’s a real fighter,” Mike Tyson showers ‘favorite’ Novak Djokovic with powerful words of appreciation

Mike Tyson, the American boxing icon recently came forward to express his admiration for Serbian professional Novak Djokovic.

Mike Tyson and Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, the 35-year-old Serbian professional is undoubtedly one of the greatest tennis players of all time, with 21 Grand Slam titles to his name, Djokovic has a habit of winning it big. Considered a part of the ‘big three’ only Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer give some sort of competition to the Serb.


His heroics over the years have earned Novak Djokovic fans all over the world, and these fans aren’t just limited to tennis. The brilliance of Novak Djokovic has inspired millions all over the world, the Serb continues to impress with his almost flawless game as he keeps winning titles wherever he plays.

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Mike Tyson picks Novak Djokovic as his favorite tennis player

Novak Djokovic

Amongst the millions of fans around the world, American boxing legend Mike Tyson revealed himself to be a big admirer of Novak Djokovic, the boxing legend is a big fan of tennis as he has previously held training sessions with French tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou. he also makes sure to attend the big events such as various Grand Slam tournaments as well.

Talking about Novak Djokovic as reported by Tennis 365, Mike Tyson said, “Novak Djokovic is my favorite player. If he’s okay, I really like watching him play. He’s my favorite because the way he came back from injury and beat guys like Nadal and Federer is impressive. He’s a real fighter.

Despite being an inspiration to many, Novak Djokovic has been surrounded by controversies ever since the start of the pandemic due to his stance on the Covid-19 vaccination, the Serb decided to not get vaccinated due to which he has missed a lot of tournaments missing out on many potential titles.

Djokovic recently opted out of the Montreal Masters recently and his participation at the US Open is uncertain as well as the tournament organizers made it clear that they will be respecting the US government’s immigration rules due to which Djokovic’s entry into the country won’t be possible until he decides to get vaccinated.

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Akshit Bhatnagar is an avid sports fan who covers Tennis for FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication from JECRC University, Jaipur. He is a huge Tennis and Football fan who supports Bayern Munich and loves Novak Djokovic.