Anyone who has read a bit about Novak Djokovic knows that the Serbian tennis player has a softer, sillier side to him than what appears on the competitive courts. adidas celebrates this aspect of Djokovic's personality today by showcasing the adipower Barricade 7— a shoe that the player himself intends to wear as he defends his Shanghai Masters title.
In the video above, aptly titled "Novak Djokovic - performance meets personality," you can see Djokovic relaxing and taking it easy when he's not training or performing in the world's toughest tennis tournaments. Known for his intensity and laser-like focus, off-duty Djokovic looks like a guy we wouldn't mind hanging out with.
What's more interesting is the player's decision to stick to the 7 and not switch to the updated 8 version, especially with adidas drumming up attention towards Djokovic's PE 7. Tennis players are known for sticking to what they know, so we'll see if Djokovic ever decides to change it up.
Decked out in his Uniqlo threads and those now-famous Barricade 7s, Novak puts it all in perspective in this quick spot. As the No. 1 ranked ATP tennis player in the world, it looks like Djokovic is doing something right.