Novak Djokovic divides opinion as he gives tennis lessons without mask

Novak Djokovic divides public opinion as he stops to give tennis lessons to kids without a mask.

The 33-year-old tennis pro was walking his dog in Belgrade when he stopped to chat with some kids. He was videoed giving the awed children tips on how to swing a racket.

One fan took to Twitter praising the world No1 for his altruistic nature.

“Not often you see #1 tennis player in the world giving lessons to kids in the neighbourhood while out walking his dog in Belgrade! @DjokerNole is an absolute class act on and off the court!” the tweet read.

However, opinions are divided as others have criticised him for not obeying the 1.5 meter social distancing guidelines currently in place in Serbia, or wearing a mask, which is advised when out in public.

Social media users noticed Djokovic’s lack of social distancing, stating: “Still no mask? What a Djoka**”.

Djokovic reached the French Open final last weekend, but was beaten in straight sets by ‘Roland Garros King’ Rafael Nadal.


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