So far, it has been a very special season for the Charlotte 49ers baseball team. Their coach, Robert Woodard, recently said in an interview that the team has been a special group of people since their first meeting back in September. Currently, Charlotte is 37-16 and ranked 18th in the nation.
The Charlotte 49ers Baseball Team Got the USA Regular Season Conference Title
This is the first time the Charlotte 49ers baseball team has received the Conference title since 2013. While some experts predicted a much worse season, the team has proven them all wrong by defying the odds. Austin Knight, who is an infielder for the 49ers, has recently stated that despite the predictions saying they wouldn’t even make the tournament, the team won the conference and made a great accomplishment. Coach Woodard has also stated that no one could ever take the victory in the 2021 regular-season Conference USA championship away from the team. Still, he cautioned that the real challenges were yet to come.
The Charlotte 49ers Baseball Team Played So Well That They Are Now Among the Teams Considered to Host the NCAA Regional
According to coach Woodard, the team has more to show to the fans because they haven’t even played their best yet. He believes that during this last season, the players did not reach the peak of their abilities. He added that the longer they get to play, the more opportunities they will have to find their limit and demonstrate their full capabilities to the fans.
The C-USA Tournament is fast approaching, but the Charlotte 49ers will have one more homestand when they host UNC Wilmington. Apparently, there will be no attendance capacity, and the fans will have their last chance to see their team play on campus during this season. Knight has said that it would feel great to get everyone on the benches and pack the Hayes. According to him, this will give the players all the adrenaline and good vibes they need to show their top game.
Novak Djokovic may be one of the undisputed kings on the tennis court, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a human being like all of us. While walking his dog on the streets of Belgrade last week, he proved once more why he’s not just a great tennis player, but a great man too.
Djokovic Outside the Tennis Court
Although he may seem calm and collected on the court, Novak is actually a great prankster, a lover of fun, a family man, and someone who holds charity and community work in the highest regard. So, when kids stopped him on the street of Belgrade while he was walking his dog, he did what any good man would – he stopped to give them a free tennis lesson.
A young boy took out a tennis racket and had a one-on-one lesson with the world No. 1. Nole helped the boy practice his forehand, giving him proper posture tips and evaluating his swing. Novak would make a great coach, judging by his encouraging and to-the-point lesson. Wouldn’t you want to trade places with the boy? We sure would!
Not the First Time Novak Helps Kids
You may not know this, but the notorious tennis player actually founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which is an organization that helps fund early childhood education and other programs for youth development in his home country Serbia and abroad. His devotion to giving back is inspiring, and the outcome of his charitable efforts is evident.
What’s Ahead for the World No. 1
Nole fans will be able to enjoy his play for two more tournaments this season, namely the ones in Vienna and the notorious ATP Finals in London in late November. In an earlier interview, Djokovic said he hopes to finish this “pretty strange season” in the first position in the ATP ranking. He continued by saying that all travel restrictions and quarantine rules imposed on the tournaments have left him pretty exhausted on a mental level, and he has to recharge the batteries.