Serbian Tennis legend Novak Djokovic left his fans and team amazed as he spoke Mandarian fluently during a presser following their victory over China at the 2024 United Cup in Perth. His partner Olga Danilovic was left stunned when Djokovic spoke the language quite fluently after a reporter requested it.
The 36-year-old is undeniably one of the multi-linguist sportspersons in the world today and knows a staggering 10 languages apart from his mother tongue, which are English, French, Mandarin (Chinese), German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, and Japanese.
With the reporter claiming to have a massive fan following for Djokovic from China and hoped he could send a sweet message to the them in Mandarian, the veteran did not hold back. The video of Djokovic speaking Mandarian went viral on social media.
It's worth noting that the veteran has won numerous China titles, including Beijing Open (6) and Shanghai Masters (4). The year 2008 also saw him bag a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He also surprised one and all when he spoke Mandarian in 2018 after victory over Borna Coric during the Shanghai Masters Championship.
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Meanwhile, Djokovic will enter the Australian Open, beginning on January 14th, as the defending champion. The Serbian battled hard and overcame Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final last year as he needed to win two sets after the latter emerged victorious in the first.
In the process, Djokovic also tied the all-time record of Rafael Nadal for most grand-slam title win.