Novak Djokovic eyes collaboration with Sania Mirza to boost tennis in India

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Novak Djokovic (left) and Sania Mirza.

INDIA, Jan 21: Defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, following his triumphant third-round victory over Tomas Martin Etcheverry of Argentina, expressed his desire to collaborate with the legendary Sania Mirza to promote tennis in India. Djokovic, who had previously visited India in 2014 for the International Tennis Premier League in New Delhi, shared his admiration for the country and its people.

During an interview on Sports with Sania, Djokovic acknowledged the immense popularity of cricket in India but emphasized the significant following tennis enjoys as well. The Serbian tennis icon highlighted the historical connections between Serbia and India, expressing his fondness for the kindness and genuine nature of the Indian people.

Djokovic conveyed his wish to work with Sania on initiatives aimed at inspiring young children in India to take up tennis. He expressed a passion for contributing to early childhood development programs, aligning with the mission of his foundation. Djokovic aspires to be part of tennis-related programs, envisioning a future where more children embrace the sport. He shared his hope for extended visits to India, allowing him to collaborate with Sania on their shared mission and contribute personally to fostering a love for tennis among Indian youth.

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