Saturday 23 June 2012

The First Time I Spotted Novak Djokovic

Hi Novak,

You asked what was the first match which I saw you play and made me remember you as a player. Well, it was definitely sometime during the 2010 US Open, in one of the early rounds. I'm actually not sure which match it was, because what made me pay attention to you at the first place wasn't a match at all. It was a press conference that you gave on day 2, and that was replayed on television as a part of the day's summary.

Here it is:

(The shot they were talking about is this)

After watching that, I had to catch your next match. By the time you reached the semifinals, and saved two match points there for the first time, I was already fully rooting for you, and the rest, as they say, is history :)

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