Novak Djokovic is at Turin, to take part in the 2021 ATP Finals. The world no. 1 is the top seed in the tournament that grants participation only to the top 8 singles and doubles ATP players. Djokovic has had a glorious year. He has won 5 titles, which included grand slam trophies from Australia, Roland Garros, and Wimbledon. The other titles include Belgrade 2 Open and the Paris Masters. He is in his 347th week as world no. 1 and will be ending this year as the world no. 1 for a record 7th time.
At the 2021 ATP Finals, Novak Djokovic, along with Stefanos Tsitsipas (now Cameron Norrie), Casper Rudd, and Andy Rublev, formed the Green group. So far, he has faced Rublev and Rudd in the group stage matches, and won both matches in straight sets.
Djokovic has always been famous for his sharp sense of humour, and funny on-court antics. From hitting trick shots to dancing with fellow players, Novak is quite the entertainer. Recently, he got to meet another entertainer.
Novak Djokovic meets Khaby Lame
Recently, the 20-time grand slam champion met Tik Tok influencer Khaby Lame. The duo were seen practicing some trick shots with their racquets, and Lame’s talent clearly left Novak Djokovic stunned.
Khaby Lame is a Senegalese TikToker, based in Italy. During the pandemic, Lame rose to fame by making reaction videos in which he silently mocks complicated hacks, etc. The 21 year-old has 120.5 million followers on Tik Tok. He also has nearly 60 million followers on Instagram.
Despite having gained immense popularity for his stoic and exasperated expression, Lame was seen goofing around with Djokovic. To the delight of tennis fans, Lame started with bouncing the ball on the racquet, and then handled it like a footballer. Novak was clearly impressed with the young man, and the video ended with both of them performing Lame’s signature hand gesture.