VIDEO- Novak Djokovic shows off his MMA skills in new training video ahead of US Open


When it comes to tennis, everyone knows the physical demands that the sport places on players. Therefore, exercise is an irrefutable part of the sport, and seeing the fitness of the players, it becomes apparent how much time and effort the best players put into it. Novak Djokovic is someone who doesn’t compromise his standards when it comes to taking care of his fitness. This is evident from his incredible athletic prowess which is always on display during his matches.

Despite the vaccination rules, the player is preparing for the US Open and hopes he will play on the hard court. The player recently found a unique way to maintain his fitness by learning the Brazilian martial art, Capoeira.

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Novak Djokovic learns a new martial art to stay in shape

Novak Djokovic took to his Instagram to share the process of learning the new martial art called Capoeira. It is a Brazilian martial art that includes complex acrobatics and maneuvers, such as reverse kicks.

In the video, Djokovic does a cartwheel with the help of his trainer. Additionally, he also did a few reverse kicks. He said: “Capoeira training with @mestrepulmao”.

Mestre Pulmao is a Capoeira martial arts trainer and Djokovic maintains his fitness in innovative ways by learning from him. The player never misses his training and has now found a unique method to be in top form.

Will Djokovic play at the US Open 2022?

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Djokovic is training for the US Open 2022. However, his participation has not yet been confirmed due to his vaccination status. Earlier this year, the player was barred from playing at the 2022 Australian Open and most of the hard-court season following the Grand Slam Down Under for the same reason.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Serbian Novak Djokovic in action during his final match against Russian Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Even though he played at the clay major, the French Open, Rafael Nadal beat him in the quarter-finals.

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But that hasn’t dampened the Serbian’s hopes of playing at Flushing Meadows later this month. After winner Wimbledon, the player is looking to secure the US Open to align his number of Grand Slam titles with that of his rival, Rafael Nadal.

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