Novak Djokovic has shown a relentless appetite for learning on-court tennis tactics this year, making a quick 12-month leap from contender to now frontrunner. Off court, Djokovic is learning as well, and in this video the Serb is playfully being taught the Swiss German language.
Back on court, Djokovic made his debut today in Basel and after a long rest bit since his US Open title he won his first round match over Belgian Xavier Malisse 62, 46, 75. He’ll next play the Kampke-Kubot winner on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, via Facebook Djokovic asked his fans about keeping the tradition of wearing a mask onto the court. “Hey everybody! Got a little dilemma before my match, could you help me?i was thinking of going out with a mask on court today, since everything is in halloween mood but knowing that today is a big holiday, i dont want to make it weird. Should i do it or not?”
Well, he did it.
As he entered the stadium, Djokovic wore this creepy get-up:
You can see more pictures of his court entrance here.
Novak is of course already clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking for the first time in his career and with the pressure off he seems to be enjoying himself.
Joining Djokovic this week in Basel are Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych and Andy Roddick in a very strong field.
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