EntertainmentNovak Djokovic has a new student. He coaches a former sports star

Novak Djokovic has a new student. He coaches a former sports star

Novak Djokovic offered help on the court to Gareth Bale.
Novak Djokovic offered help on the court to Gareth Bale.
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6:18 PM EDT, October 31, 2023

Gareth Bale, once a celebrated footballer and current aspiring tennis player, is in correspondence with Novak Djokovic. The Serbian tennis star has offered to assist the Welshman, who's also an avid golfer, to polish his tennis skills.

Gareth Bale recently shared a brief video on social media. The clip has him diligently practicing his forehand shots. Evidently, he is exploring his abilities in various sports now, focusing on improving his tennis game at this time.

Gareth Bale was once a global sensation in football. Having played for the Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid, there was a time when Bale represented the epitome of football stardom. However, his enthusiasm for football waned, culminating in his retirement announcement in January. The 34-year-old is now enjoying his athletic retirement.

Gareth Bale is committed to staying active post his professional football career. His tennis training clip has garnered attention from various corners, including Novak Djokovic. The Serbian champ recently met with Bale in person and this time offered his assistance with on-court training.

As soon as I saw Bale's video, I noticed his exhaustive forehand practice. I immediately sent him a message. Gareth thanked me and admitted that he was now struggling with his backhand - Novak Djokovic explained in a Tennis TV interview.
I can help you with that backhand. Next time we meet, we'll improve on it - Djokovic replied, offering his support to the ex-Real Madrid footballer.

Finding a better tennis teacher than Novak Djokovic would be an uphill task for Gareth Bale. Djokovic has won three out of four of this year's Grand Slam tournaments. He carefully selects which tennis tournaments to participate in and will soon return to the court in two tournaments following a brief absence. Djokovic will be competing in Paris as well as in the ATP Finals in Turin.

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