Cuteness overload! Novak Djokovic interviewed by Santiago Gonzalez's kids at ATP FinalsBy Nov 15, 2023
Felix Auger-Aliassime salutes Canadian tennis after Davis Cup exit, BJK Cup victoryBy Nov 28, 2023
Casper Ruud inspires next generation at Norwegian primary schoolBy Nov 27, 2023
Ajla Tomljanovic breaks internet with fabulous Florianopolis cat trophyBy Nov 27, 2023
Anastasija Sevastova set for WTA comeback in AndorraBy Nov 26, 2023
Pics with penguins and a cold-water plunge: Caroline Garcia is in AntarcticaBy Nov 26, 2023
Anett Kontaveit celebrates career, toasts retirement in Tallinn and ViennaBy Nov 24, 2023
Coco Gauff gets personal in new Ray Ban video: "People only see the work on the court"By Nov 22, 2023
Billie Jean King toasts '80 years young' on milestone birthdayBy Nov 22, 2023
Baby Boom: Jack Sock reveals first child, Barbora Strycova announces second pregnancyBy Nov 22, 2023
Cuteness overload! Novak Djokovic interviewed by Santiago Gonzalez's kids at ATP Finals
Goran Ivanisevic's son made an adorable cameo, too, in the Turin clip where candy, doubles partners and Santa Claus came up.
Published Nov 15, 2023
There’s meeting the press and then there’s being pressed with questions by children. The latter appears to be a tad more enjoyable by the looks of an adorable interview featuring none other than world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
In Turin for the Nitto ATP Finals, Djokovic is the latest player to be featured by @losgonzalezdetour, an Instagram account documenting Santiago Gonzalez’s life on the road with his family. His children, son Matias and daughter Camila, interviewed Djokovic before Goran Ivanisevic’s son Oliver made a cameo of his own.
Subject matter ranged from pets and activities with his kids to Santa Claus, where Djokovic recalled the best gift Jolly Old St. Nicholas brought one year.
“I really wanted a little car when I was very young. One of these cars that you can drive around very slowly with a little engine,” shared the Serbian. “At the time, that was my favorite present.”
Then came the harder-hitting questions.
“Do you let your kids eat many candies?” asked Matias.
“We try to give them a healthier version of sweets, we try to balance it out,” said the 24-time major champion. “But, they are smart. They do hide their sweets, so it’s sometimes very difficult for us to find them.”
Inquired Camila, “Do you want to play doubles with my dad sometime?”
“Your dad never asked me to play doubles with him. So when he asks me, we can talk,” laughed Djokovic.
“Let’s play!” responded Gonzalez.
“I don’t know if I’m the level that he desires at the doubles. But one day, why not, in Mexico? Maybe we connect there.”
Oliver is on board with the location choice. “I like swimming pool and I like swimming in the beach. I soooo like it, like it!”
Both Djokovic and Gonzalez (with doubles partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin) are 1-1 so far this week at the ATP's season finale.