(MENAFN) Novak Djokovic is renowned for his successes on the tennis court, but the Serbian has also received accolades for his excellent language abilities, which he exhibited this week at the Astana Open.
Djokovic is making his debut at the ATP 500 indoor hard-court tournament in Kazakhstan, and he quickly won against Chile's Cristian Garin on Wednesday.
Grabbing the microphone, the Serbian star began his post-match interview in Russian, one of the country's official languages along with Kazakh.
“Hi, Kazakhstan!” stated Djokovic in Russian, receiving loud cheers from the audience.
“It’s very nice to be here with you. Thank you for your support,” noted the Serbian ace, faltering slightly but earning full praise for his efforts – before saying the Kazakh phrase for ‘thank you’ just for good measure.
Djokovic's linguistic abilities are widely renowned. In addition to his native Serbian, the 35-year-old is fluent in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, and is learning a variety of other languages.
Djokovic also pleased Kazakh fans on court, easily defeating Chile's Garin in straight sets, 6-1 6-1.
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