Novak Djokovic's son Stefan's practice involving the six-time champion on the practice courts at Wimbledon has been
a funny sight. What might come as a surprise is that Stefan is developing a Rafael Nadal-like forehand, followed by a whiplash to his head.
"He loves to do that. He likes to scare me on the court by finishing the swing here. He knows I don't particularly like it. I'm trying to teach him to finish off the shoulder here.
swing swinging," said Djokovic. "He does, but he does too. He always laughs whenever he does because he knows. We have these awkward moments on the court."
Djokovic might be pursuing his seventh trophy at The Championships and his 21st major title, but he has made sure to enjoy every moment he has been able to share with Stefan, on or off the court.
“I try to use every available opportunity, possibility, time to play with him because he's right now fully immersed into tennis. Everything around tennis, how he can play, he's watching, he's analysing.
We're talking,” Djokovic said. “[Saturday] night when I was putting him to bed, he was asking me questions: What is the difference between the racquet head sizes, the strings, why somebody is stringing less tension, all these basic questions that kids are very curious about.
“He's in love with tennis right now. It was fully his own desire to really pursue tennis. So of course I'm going to be there for him. I never force him to be on the tennis court, but if he wants, I try to always make myself ready to be there and play with him.”