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Novak Djokovic is, of course, well-known for being the number one men's tennis player in the world right now, having clinched the number one ranking for the fourth time in the last five years. Yes, he is known for his heroics on the court, for some amazing rivalries with greats like Nadal, Federer, and Wawrinka, and for his growing list of accomplishments. Perhaps even for his temper, or his underestimated sense of humor.
It should be remembered, however, that Djokovic grew up in a war torn country himself, hailing as he does from Serbia. He knows what it means to suffer, to live in a deprived and violent land, to be among people forced into desperation.
This has informed much of who he is and what he believes. And it is this man, more informed by far than the vast majority of us, who recently spoke out about the Syrian refugee crisis, and made some suggestions about what should be done about them.
This was a very interesting read, and I hope that you take a minute to click on the link and read the relatively short story for yourself:
What to do about Syrian refugees? Novak Djokovic just nailed it. by Eric Marsh, November 17, 2015: