Djokovic wins despite grandfather’s death

by Natasha Sulimoff on April 20, 2012 · 0 comments

in ATP News

Novak Djokovic with his grandfather after winning Wimbledon in 2011.

World No.1 Novak Djokovic had a sad yet happy day. The sad part is that his grandfather passed away, but the happy part is that he won his third round match against Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in Monte Carlo.

The Serb started the match wiping away a tear before his first serve. This was because earlier in the morning, he had found out that his grandfather and his hero, Vladimir, had passed away at age 83. Djokovic had said that his grandfather was the one who ““always told me to fight.”

Djokovic ended the match with a score of 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.

My condolences to Novak and his family, and best of luck in the Monte Carlo Masters.

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