On 4th January 2015, Serbian professional tennis player Novak Djokovic and his team visited Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, where they were met by Dr Nebojsa Popovic, Aspetar Acting Chief Medical Officer, and Dr Cristiano Eirale, Associate Executive Director of the National Sports Medicine Programme (NSMP), before being given a comprehensive guided tour of the facilities.
Djokovic was truly impressed with the facilities available at Aspetar, one of the world’s leading orthopaedic and sports medicine hospitals, and commended the continued dedication to professional athletes Aspetar facilitates by providing cutting edge sports medicine service and world class doctors.
Novak Djokovic said
“I would like to thank the Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha for welcoming myself and my team, and for showing us around. This has been a great experience for me today, as a professional athlete, and I am very inspired by visiting a centre such as this, which has left a great impression on me. I wish I could stay longer to work on my preparations and recovery with my team as this has inspired me. This is my first visit to Doha, and I am hopeful of a good tournament and hope that Aspetar visit will bring me some luck!”.