A young fan captured Novak Djokovic's heart on the way to victory in the French Open final.
The Serb then gave him his tennis racket as a present after his second triumph at the Stade Roland Garros.
“I had him in my ear the whole time.
He even gave me tactical tips, ”said the world number one after the final against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, which Djokovic won 6: 7 (6: 8), 2: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2 in Paris on Sunday , Won 6-4.
"He practically coached me," said the 34-year-old with a smile after his 19th title in one of the four Grand Slam tournaments.
“He built me up.
He said: Get your serve through, dictate what happens, play on his backhand.
I thought that was very sweet and very nice, ”said the family man.
Djokovic was already 0-2 sets back, but turned the game around and won for the second time in Paris.
He then gave the boy his racket "as a thank you for the support".
“I wanted to show him my gratitude because he believed in me and supported me all along.” The little fan sitting near the bench couldn't believe his luck after Djokovic handed him his bat , jumping around for joy.