Hamad Medjedovic is the brightest tennis expertise popping out of Serbia just lately and his father thanked Djokovic for his help.
Novak Djokovic is aware of how laborious it’s to pursue tennis in Serbia as a result of the financial state of affairs within the nation would not enable many youngsters the prospect to pursue a sport that tends to be fairly dear. Due to his personal distinctive expertise and luck, Djokovic is eager to maintain the game going within the nation offering monetary help anytime he can.
Such was the case for Hamad Medjedovic who’s the most important expertise popping out of Serbia in recent times. He just lately gained his maiden ATP Challenger Tour title and his father spoke about how it might be unattainable if there wasn’t for Djokovic:
“Novak is admittedly making an attempt laborious for Hamad. In all methods: financially, mentally and socially. I bear in mind one other dialog with Novak. Then we particularly
talked in regards to the steps in Hamad’s profession. And right here, I’ll let you know
truthfully, I pinched myself throughout that dialog to persuade myself
that every one this was occurring. He was giving me concepts, what to do about
Hamad, and I bear in mind saying to him: ‘Nole, I’m sorry, but it surely all prices
cash!’ He continued, suggests a coach to me, talks about how we’ll do
it, what we’ll do and provides: ‘It’s as much as Hamad to coach, I’ll do the
relaxation!’ I instructed him once more: ‘Nole, it prices cash!’
“Then Novak instructed me: ‘Edo, I don’t do that for cash! I’ve a spot the place I earn cash. Merely, my position and my job is to assist. What sort of particular person would I be if I didn’t assist youngsters who deserve it, who love tennis, nonetheless getting outcomes, assist?’ I hearken to him, and he provides: ‘You recognize what we’re going to do? Tomorrow, when Hamad succeeds, additionally, you will take somebody whom you’ll assist!’”
His father continued:
“Throughout the entire yr 2021, all coaches, full journeys, accommodations, airplane tickets, physiotherapists, masseurs, preparations that they went to collectively, we didn’t pay a dime for something. And that’s not a small sum of money on the earth of tennis. That’s a very huge sum. One coach prices loads, so the place are the conditioning coach, physiotherapist, courts…”