Novak Djokovic is protecting the Mamba mentality near his chest.
Moments after the tennis champ defeated Daniil Medvedev and received the Males’s US Open title Sept. 10, the athlete unveiled a T-shirt that includes a photograph of himself alongside NBA star Kobe Bryant. Written throughout the chest was, “Mamba Endlessly.”
“I considered doing this t-shirt ultimately, if I get the prospect to win the event, about seven days in the past,” he mentioned after his win. “I did not share it with anybody till a number of days in the past once I requested my folks to assist me out to make this shirt. Kobe was a detailed pal, we chatted rather a lot in regards to the winner’s mentality.”
Novak, who additionally wore a zip-up with a 24 patch stitched on, detailed how the Lakers star had guided him all through this profession.
“Once I was scuffling with an damage and attempting to make my comeback, work my means again to the highest of the sport, he was one of many folks I relied on essentially the most,” the 24-time Grand Slam winner shared. He was at all times there for any form of council, recommendation, any form of help in essentially the most pleasant means.”