Djokovic vs Smith: Australian Open champion Djokovic faced Steve Smith, the veteran bowed his head after seeing the batsman’s tennis skills.

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Djokovic vs Smith: Australian Open champion Djokovic faced Steve Smith, the veteran bowed his head after seeing the batsman’s tennis skills.

New Delhi. Before the Australian Open 2024, a video of tennis star Novak Djokovic is going viral, in which he was seen playing tennis with Australian batsman Steve Smith in Melbourne Park. Djokovic, who won the Grand Slam 24 times, was amazed to see Smith’s tennis skills. Actually, the matches are being played as a charity event before the Australian Open starting from January 14. Under this, Djokovic and Steve Smith were seen trying against each other on the tennis court.

In the video of Djokovic playing tennis with Smith that is going viral, the World No. 1 serves comfortably after seeing the cricket star in front of him. But, seeing the kind of return Smith made on this serve, even Djokovic gets surprised and his mouth remains open. After this, Djokovic is seen bowing his head in respect of Smith.

Djokovic-Smith were seen playing cricket
Another video has also surfaced, in which world number-1 Djokovic was seen batting. It can be seen in the video that Djokovic is standing on the tennis court with a bat and the ball is thrown to him. Djokovic swings the bat like a tennis racket but the ball does not hit the bat. After this, before the second ball was thrown, Djokovic picked up the tennis racket and hit the shot with the racket instead of the bat. Djokovic’s shot sent the ball into the stands among the spectators.

Djokovic eyes 25th Grand Slam
Djokovic will start his campaign against pre-qualifiers at the Australian Open. Djokovic is eyeing a 25th Grand Slam and is likely to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals. Djokovic won 3 out of 4 Grand Slams except Wimbledon last year. The Serbian player is focused on completing the Golden Slam this year. He will also participate in the Paris Olympics.

Smith will open in the test
On the other hand, Steve Smith will take the responsibility of opening in Test cricket after the retirement of his partner David Warner. Not only this, he will captain the ODI series against West Indies.


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