Hamad Medjedovic’s father, Eldin, says that 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic has been a tremendous help to his son, and that he is eternally grateful to Djokovic for everything he has done. Djokovic recognizes Medjedovic, 19, as one of the top tennis prospects in Serbia, and has invited him to train at the Novak Tennis Center.
Djokovic, the 2022 Wimbledon champion, sat down with Eldin Medjedovic and laid out a plan for the latter’s growth. Eldin Medjedovic informed the Serbian tennis star that his family could not afford Djokovic‘s proposal after reviewing it.
Eldin Medjedovic was speechless after Djokovic‘s very nice and kind gesture, and he later said that Djokovic told them the financial costs were his concern.
As described by Eldin Medjedovic, who Djokovic offered to assist
Eldin Medjedovic of Sportal remarked, “Novak is really trying hard to help Hamad.”
“On all fronts; monetarily, intellectually, and socially. In particular, I recall our second conversation together after Novak joined us. As our conversation progressed, we zeroed in on Hamad’s professional development. The truth is, I had to pinch myself several times during that conversation to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.
I remember saying to him, “Nole, I’m sorry, but it all costs money!” when he started giving me ideas on what to do about Hamad. He goes on to tell me about a coach he thinks I’d like, how we’ll perform, and what we’ll focus on, before concluding, “It’s up to Hamad to train, I’ll do the rest!” I remind him, “Nole, it costs money!”” Djokovic, at age 35, is still an industry powerhouse, and he plans to use that status to mentor up-and-coming players from his home country of Serbia.
“And Novak said to me, “Edo, I don’t do this for money!” I am currently employed. As a whole, my job is to be of assistance. Why wouldn’t I help these kids if they deserve it, if they love tennis, if they still achieve results despite the odds? As I take in his words, he continues, “You know what we’re going to do? You’re going to take someone tomorrow who will help you, and Hamad will succeed, so that you can feel good about yourself.”