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One Direction’s Niall Horan Receives Beginner’s Tips From Novak Djokovic on the Tennis Court [VIDEO]

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By Rachelle Corpuz | August 5, 2014 10:19 AM EST

One Direction's Niall Horan has received a few beginner's tips from current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic when the two played tennis ahead of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. From forehands to backhands and serves to volleys, Niall tried his hand at playing tennis with the top-ranked Serbian athlete.

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Singer Niall Horan of the band One Direction performs on ABC's Good Morning America inside Central Park in New York

The video of Niall playing with Novak was being shared all over in social media.

Video courtesy: YouTube/MGLovesTennis

Video courtesy: YouTube/One Direction Daily

Niall also shared a few snaps of his on Twitter. Niall admitted he was a "terrible" player but took pride in being able to play with one of the tennis greats of the current generation.

— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 2, 2014

According to an article posted on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour tournament's Web site, Niall has only returned the favour of visiting Novak's practice sessions for the Rogers Cup after the Serbian attended one of the band's gig at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, which was part of One Direction's Where We Are Tour.

Meanwhile, Novak is aiming for his fourth Rogers Cup title. This is the first time that Novak will return to play in hard court after winning the 2014 Sony Open in March in Miami. Despite the tough draw that could see him battle Andy Murray in the quarterfinals. Novak might also face fourth-ranked Stanislas Wawrinka and eight-ranked Grigor Dimitrov to reach the finals of the tournament. It will be a "difficult path" for Novak to win another Rogers Cup title, The Star reported. Novak has won the title in 2007, 2011, and 2012.

Novak has already expressed his thoughts on the draw and said that he was looking forward to his first match. He will face Canadian Milos Raonic on Aug. 6.

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