Novak Djokovic delights fans with saxophone skills at Hauser concert during month-long break ahead of Paris Masters

Novak Djokovic has become a phenomenon in tennis. The Serbian star was the first player to break Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam streak at the Australian Open in 2008. Fifteen years later, the tennis star is yet to lose momentum, as he clinched his 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open in September and his 36th Masters title at the Cincinnati Open.

Djokovic showed another side of his phenomenal talent when he played the saxophone to entertain the crowd and fans at Croatian cellist Stjepan Hauser’s concert in Belgrade, Serbia.

Novak Djokovic wows crowd with special skills

World no. 1 Novak Djokovic has been having a great break from the tennis court since he defeated Daniil Medvedev in the finals to win the US Open on the 11th of September and has been spotted in several recent events. His most recent appearance came when the Serbian played the saxophone to entertain the crowd at Croatian cellist Stjepan Hauser’s concert in Belgrade, Serbia.

Captivatingly, Novak Djokovic did look like a mere spectator, as he graced his call to come play alongside Stjepan Hauser and his team. Djokovic played the saxophone for some seconds before handing it over Hauser with the crowd cheering him as he walked out of the stands.

Last month, after Novak Djokovic lifted his 24th major title to equal former Australian female tennis player Margaret Court’s Grand Slam tally in all time winner’s list, he was spotted in the stands watching Serbia’s national basketball team’s silver-medal finish at the FIBA World Cup. Later, Novak Djokovic was spotted hitting the Golf field at the Ryder Cup alongside Gareth Bale in an All-Star game.

Djokovic reveals plans to return to completion at Paris Masters

Novak Djokovic is yet to play in any major tournament since his triumph at the US Open in September; the Serbian star has missed a series of ATP events such as China Open, Rolex Shanghai Masters and Swiss indoor in Basel. The 36-years-old tennis player will reappear at the Paris Masters in France, from October 9 to November 29 and ATP Finals in Italy, from November 10 to November 5.

Former Spanish tennis player Alex Corretja during a recent interview disclosed that Novak Djokovic is the top candidate in the Paris Masters and ATP Finals in Turin: “I think Djokovic is a master of distributing energy because he knows exactly what he needs to do at each moment. I think Djokovic will probably be one of the top candidates, if not the strongest, for the championship at the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals. Djokovic played so well throughout the season that he was almost invincible.”

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Novak Djokovic will also compete in the doubles field at the Paris Masters, where he will compete alongside fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic for the first time.Novak Djokovic, who has won the Paris Masters six times and has played doubles on three previous occasions in 2008, 2016, 2021, with three different partners. It will be Djokovic’s fourth doubles appearance in the ATP event of the season.

Novak Djokovic is not the only singles star who will take to the doubles court at the season’s final ATP Masters 1000 event. Karen Khachanov will play with Andrey Rublev, Jannik Sinner will compete with Stan Wawrinka, Felix Auger-Aliassime will partner Sebastian Korda and Jiri Lehecka will team with Ben Shelton.

Victor Okechukwu

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