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“I Was Completely Petrified” – Olympic Athlete Opens up on Meeting Novak Djokovic



Novak Djokovic carries such a charm around the World. The Serbian has a fun attitude and fans love what he does on and off the court.

Having won 17 Grand Slams and numerous other titles Djokovic boasts a very huge fan base. Many people admire the Serbian for showing nerves of steel during matches. But overall the player is a very humble person.

When Novak Djokovic met the German National Hockey Team

Narrating a similar humble story of Novak Djokovic is the German Field Hockey player Nike Lorenz. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, Lorenz was with the German National Team when Djokovic also was present in the athletes’ village, the place where all the participants stay during the Olympic Games.


“Just when I thought I could leave the tourist mode and become an ambitious athlete again, we met Djokovic during his evening regeneration run,” Lorenz said to


The team saw Djokovic pass-by and so one of the members of the team asked for a photo, the Serbian obliged and joined in for a photo. Lorenz spoke about the thoughts in her head when this happened.

She says she was petrified seeing Djokovic. The girls had made a list of stars they would meet during the Olympics and Djokovic was high on Lorenz’s list.


“In the athletes’ village, we meet Novak Djokovic. For the first time in my life, I was completely petrified” Lorenz said

“Of course, we had discussed beforehand who we really hoped to meet among the big stars of the sports world. Novak Djokovic was high on my list,” she added




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Nike Lorenz later won the bronze medal in field hockey with the German Team. She would have been very happy with her Olympics as she won a medal and the added moment of meeting Djokovic happened. A very heartwarming and raw experience narrated by Nike Lorenz

Djokovic is a global star. Everyone knows him. The ‘Big 3’ of Roger FedererRafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have a huge fan base and they share a deep connection with the fans.

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Serena Williams insists she won’t be a ‘pushy mum’ ahead of daughter’s first tennis lesson



Serena Williams insisted she wasn’t going to be an overprotective tennis mum after dropping her three-year-old daughter off Olympia off for her first lesson.

And she revealed little Olympia’s new instructor had no idea she’d be teaching the offspring of a 23-time Grand Slam singles winner, arguably the greatest women’s player of all time.

Serena shared the milestone moment with fans in a series of Instagram stories.

Sporting a yellow Nike cap, she said: ‘Guys, I signed Olympia up for tennis lessons.

‘Don’t even start with me because I’m not giving her tennis lessons, I signed her up for some. But the lady has no idea that it’s my daughter so we’ll see how that goes.

I’m not a pushy mom but I know how I like technique so I’ll make sure she’s good at teaching Olympia some techniques.’

Olympia showed off her new tennis outfit (Picture:@serenawilliams/Instagram)

The four-time Olympic gold medallist made sure her girl had all the best kit ahead of her first foray onto the court, including a tiny Wilson racket to match her mum’s.

Serena, known for her daring, stellar style, chose an adorable matching ensemble for Olympia’s debut.

The outfit seemed to have Olympia’s seal of approval too. A snap posted by her proud mum shows her dancing on the table, tongue-out, in the long-sleeved shirt and skirt in an abstract black-and-white pattern.

Olympia seemed less keen on her mum’s choice of pre-lesson entertainment, as Serena insisted on running over some pro match film before the lesson.

‘See the open stance there?’ Serena explained to the tot. ‘And look at the speed!’

But it seems Olympia finally got her way and convinced her mum to switch to some cartoons.

‘This is the film she wanted to watch,’ explained Serena. ‘That baby not playing tennis Olympia.’

Hard as it might have been for the fiercely competitive athlete, Serena stuck to her word and didn’t linger after leaving Olympia at her lesson.

Wearing a bright pink tank and a grey mask, she said: ‘So she’s at her tennis lesson but I’m going to leave so I’m not distracting. I know how to leave and be.

‘I’m not like an overprotective mum, no matter what [husband] Alexis [Ohanian] says.’

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