Novak Djokovic had an unusual interruption during one of his recent practices at the U.S. Open. A boy yelled out to Djokovic “Will you marry me?” to command the tennis player’s attention. Nole found it so funny he stopped playing and invited the boy down to the court. Djokovic then handed over his racquet and allowed the boy to take a few serves before giving him a hug and sending him away with a nice parting gift.
There is some suspicion from Deadspin and SI’s Beyond the Baseline that this was staged. I wonder about that too, but even if it was, it’s unique enough to merit some coverage from us. And if it were staged, it probably wouldn’t have taken four days from the day the video was posted online to finally go viral.
Now we also have proof that Djokovic fans are even more devoted than Nadal fans. Djokovic by the way won his first round match at the tournament on Tuesday 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 over Paolo Lorenzi.