Young Boy Asks Novak Djokovic To Marry Him, Has To Settle For A Hug (Video)

djokovic hugs fan during us open practice

If there is a more likeable tennis player on the planet than Novak Djokovic, I haven’t heard of him. Not only is Djokovic one of the best players in the world, but he’s also got an amazing sense of humor and a love for practical jokes.

Also, and maybe most importantly, he’s really good with the fans.

For example, just the other day, during a public practice session prior to kicking off the 2012 U.S. Open, a fan shouted, “Will you marry me?”

Now, this is hardly the first time a professional athlete has received a marriage proposal from a fan. In fact, it happens all the time. However, this one was unique because the proposal didn’t come from a woman. It came from a young boy who looks to be about 12 years old.

As you can imagine with some players, things could have gotten pretty awkward. But not with Djokovic. He responded by bringing the youngster down onto the court and letting him hit a few practice shots with him before sending him away with a hug.

Take a look:

Of course, it’s unclear whether the kid really does fancy other boys, or whether he just knew that shouting a marriage proposal was sure to get a response. Either way, it was pretty funny. So hats off to the boy…and Novak Djokovic, of course.

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