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Mayor recognises Djokovic contribution to city

Novak Djokovic has spent the last two months locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic with his family in Marbella, Spain, a destination he often visits and is familiar with, and is now receiving recognition from the city’s Mayor, Angeles Munoz, who has thanked the World No 1 Novak Djokovic for staying there.

The fact that the current No 1 of the ATP opts for Marbella reflects that we are a destination of excellence, not only to enjoy our very complete offer, but for elite sports practice. Angeles Munoz, Marbella Mayor

On Monday Djokovic returned to the practice courts at a local tennis club where he was thanked by Mayor Munoz via Twitter ‘for the fidelity he has to our city, to which he always He comes to rest and visit his brother Marko, to the point that he decided to spend the confinement with his family here’.

“The fact that the current No 1 of the ATP opts for Marbella reflects that we are a destination of excellence, not only to enjoy our very complete offer, but for elite sports practice,” she said.

Djokovic started the season with a perfect record, winning all 18 matches he played and claiming 3 titles in a row before the pro tours were suspended from 12 March.

As President of the ATP Player Council, he has been keeping in touch with developments behind the scenes on a variety of issues, including laying down plans for the return of the sport following the COVID-19 lockdown, financial support for lesser ranked players and the proposal to merge the ATP and the WTA.

Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic swap hairstyles on Instagram

Courtesy of Instagram

He is also using lockdown to support the work of his foundation and other charities, and enjoying some banter on the ATP Tour Instagram page where haircuts of popular players are being swapped to see how they looked afterward.

Djokovic and Dominic Thiem’s hair-dos were swapped, with the Austrian’s funky haircut exchanged for the somber-looking Serb’s, leading to a completely different look for both.

While Thiem still looked pretty human, Djokovic looked completely out of place with the blonde highlights, prompting some funny comments.

Djokovic acknowledged that Thiem was still looking pretty good and thanked him for upgrading his hairstyle.

Thiem responded by suggesting the two must try out these hairstyles for real once the tour resumes again.



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