Hugo Dellien, World No. 139 from Bolivia, played one of the biggest matches of his career when he took the court to challenge the World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the opening round of Men’s Singles at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020. Despite the result not going his way, Hugo will always remember this match as he fanboyed over the Serbian.
While Djokovic went on to win the match 6-2, 6-2 in just 61 minutes, Hugo was proud of his effort and indulged in a great conversation with the Serbian being in complete awe of him. The day got better for the Bolivian as Novak duly fulfilled his wish and gave him one of his T-shirts as a memento on the request of Hugo.
Hugo took to his social media handles thanking the Serbian for his kind gesture. While he tweeted their photo with just a small caption, ‘the most beautiful memory of my life‘, Hugo wrote a heartfelt message on his Instagram account thanking Novak and asking his compatriots to take up sports in the spirit of unifying the country.
“Thank You Novak for making this day even more special for me” wrote Hugo Dellien
While Twitter’s character limit couldn’t captivate all the emotions Hugo felt, he wrote a big caption on his Instagram account.
“There are days that one does not want to end ever, this is one of them for me. To play against the Number 1 of the world, be able to tell the things I told him at the end and get out of the court and get closer to give me this beautiful gift I asked for.
“To have a memory of the most important day in my professional life, what can I tell you? Thank you Novak for making this day even more special for me,” wrote Hugo as he was full of gratitude for the humbleness and sportsmanship Djokovic showed towards him.
While it will be a flight back home for Hugo, Novak will continue his hunt for maiden Olympic Gold and will be taking on German Jan-Lennard Struff in the 2nd round of the competition.