Wheelchair tennis is a remarkably good watch both live and on television and the speed and agility with which players cover the court in their wheelchairs always shocks me. It was good to see Novak Djokovic give it a go this week all in aid of charity.
The charity event was held in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday and two-time paralympic gold medalist wheelchair tennis player Dylan Alcott was ready to beat Novak.
Once Novak was strapped in to the wheelchair there was no comparison between the two players. Alcott was covering ground with ease in his wheelchair while Novak remained comparatively motionless in his wheelchair which highlighted just how difficult the game of wheelchair tennis is.
"Oh my god, I have to play tennis. How do you do it?" Djokovic asked, while trying to figure out how to turn his new wheelchair.
Once the match was over there was a press gathering and a photo with Alcott in his wheelchair alongside Novak, where Alcott said “big love to the man himself Novak Djokovic for being such an incredibly good sport throughout the whole night, needs to work on his leg spin and wheelchair tennis though!”.
Although the result of the wheelchair tennis was a little disappointing for Novak, the vent was a success and helped to raise much needed funds for the Novak Djokovic Foundation to help children in Serbia get access to good preschool education.