Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Novak Djokovic is clearly a fan favorite on the ATP World Tour, and it’s easy to see why when he goes and does what he did recently at a 2012 U.S. Open practice session that happened to be open to the public. A young boy of about 11 or 12 shouted “Will you marry me?” to Djokovic during the session, and while it’s not all the uncommon for pro tennis players to get serenaded with marriage proposals from the crowd, chances are that the majority of those offers come from female admirers of the world No.1 tennis player, and not a pre-pubescent male fan.

Djokovic showed off his sense of humor and good-natured charm by calling the lad down to the court, then letting him serve a few balls while offering up some tennis tips. An impromptu tennis lesson from one of the all-time greats in the sport makes for a full day for any kid, but Djokovic tops things off by giving the boy a hug before sending him back up to the stands.

Obviously the kid’s a charmer much like his idol Djokovic, so I suggest he try the same thing during a Maria Sharapova training session, just for a chance at a hug from the statuesque beauty. The height difference between the two would work out extremely well for the kid.

[H/T to Deadspin]

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