Thanks for posting that.
The video and the nice gestures recorded therein reminded me of the conversation that I had with a ballkid mom at the Australian Open last year. Those kids really work hard and like it very much when they are appreciated. I wrote at the time:
"While watching the above, I got talking to a lady who told me how happy she was that two of her children were ball kids at the tournament. I learned a lot about how they have been training for the last 6 months and that there is a lot of work in ferrying them around. A hierarchy is established with the good ones ending up on center court and the less than good sent to the outer courts. They are constantly being evaluated. Her son, who was on center court the previous night, lost points once for holding a ball up for the player when the game was finished. She said that the kids ranked the players too. Djokovic was right at the top. He apparently always offers thanks and a smile for the offered towel."
thanks man. great story. we often focus so much on big tennis stars, but there are so many people involved in any tournament. It was really nice that Djoker went there and acknowledged their effort ... he didn't have to do it, nobody expected it ... kids were kinda shocked, lol ...