21-time major winner Novak Djokovic is currently in Kazakhstan for the 2022 Astana Open. The Serb reaches the tournament having won the Tour title in Tel Aviv, his 89th career title. Ahead of the tournament’s beginning, Djokovic was however seen enjoying some fun times.
In a video uploaded by Lior Suchard, a famous mentalist, Djokovic can be seen in a restaurant laughing crazily. The video then cuts back to the incident which had the Serb in splits as Suchard had the former World No. 1 making some calculations on a phone calculator which turned out to be 710,104 which looked like ‘Novak’ when held upside down.
Novak Djokovic seeded 4th in Astana
Djokovic could be seen wearing a white shirt and by looking at the video, one could definitely say he was in very good spirits. With Djokovic clueless about seeing the number, Suchard‘s trick had him completely surprised and he even said ‘f**k’ before putting a hand on his mouth to control himself.
“This is crazy, are you kidding me? Is this real,” asked Djokovic multiple times as he looked bewildered at Suchard’s trick that him completely off his feet. Djokovic’s genuine reaction also made it better for the fans as it was good to see the former World No. 1 enjoy some time before starting another tournament.
Seeded 4th in Astana, Djokovic will go for his 4th title this week and could well break into the Top-5 once again being ranked 7th at the moment as the removal of ranking points from 2022 Wimbledon hurt the Serb pretty bad dethroning him from the World No. 1 position.
Djokovic will start his campaign in Astana against Cristian Garin in what will be the third meeting between the two. Djokovic has won both their meetings so far and will be the favourite for a third consecutive victory against the Chilean.