Thursday, April 03, 2008

10,000 Kosovo Serbs welcome Đoković

10,000 Kosovo Serbs welcome Đoković
3 April 2008 | 19:41 | Source: Tanjug
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Serbian tennis star Novak Đoković was welcomed by some 10,000 people in northern Kosovska Mitrovica Thursday

"This place is really deep, deep within my heart, I will keep returning here always, whenever I can, and I will provide support to the people that need it the most," the young tennis player said, addressing the thrilled crowd, news agencies report.

Đoković, who organizers said yesterday decided to visit in order to show his support for the Serbs in the province, thanked everyone for coming to the town square in Kosovska Mitrovica to welcome him, stressing that he "did not expectd to see so many people".

Serb National Council of Northern Kosovo President Milan Ivanović thanked the world number three for the visit.

Đoković, this year's Australian Open champion, accompanied by his family members, then headed for Zvečan, escorted by a strong Kosovo police, KPS, presence.

In Zvečan, Đoković will meet with local youth at the tennis court he financed in the Serb town.

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