Djokovic: Murray was ‘quite pale’ as kid

by: Matt Cronin January 25, 2013

Novak Djokovic recalls meeting Andy Murray for the first time in juniors when they were around 11 or 12 years old. The two will face each other in the Australian Open final.

“Well, I know he had a lot of hair, a lot of curly hair. He was quite pale also,” Djokovic said with a laugh. “But he got more sun I think over the years training in Barcelona. He has more of a tan now than when he was a junior.”

Djokovic added that it’s nice for him to see someone he grew up with doing so well, and added, “not just in tennis but in all sports in general. [Soccer player Lionel] Messi is ‘87, [Formula One driver Sebastian [Vettel] is ‘87. It’s quite a good year to be born.”

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