The whole tennis world is currently mourning a big loss as renowned journalist Mike Dickson passed away hours ago. The Daily Mail media man had a deep association with the tennis world for years and legendary players like Novak Djokovic and several others had a mutual respect for him as well.
Dickson’s family recently informed fans of the loss by sharing a shocking status on social media. As the post caught the attention of players, they took a moment to express their sadness and honor the 59-year-old’s efforts.
Tennis legends Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic drop their reactions to Mike Dickson’s demise
It has been just hours since the tennis world got to know about the shocking news of losing Mike Dickson. The renowned journalist had a strong connection with famous tennis entities, and after receiving the news of his demise, they conveyed their deepest condolences to Dickson’s family and wished his soul a peaceful rest.
Condolences to Mike Dickson family 🙏 Rest in Peace https://t.co/skSMgwvBcZ
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 18, 2024
World No.1 Novak Djokovic, who is currently on a run to clinch his 11th AO title, shifted his focus to honor Mike Dickson. Expressing his support towards the family that suffered a big loss, Djokovic wrote, “Condolences to Mike Dickson family! Rest in Peace.”
Very sorry to hear about the passing of Mike who has been following tennis all these years. My thoughts to his family and to our tennis family for the loss. Rest in peace. https://t.co/PdwMY2HAQg
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) January 17, 2024
Along with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal also joined in the huge trail of comments that kept coming. “Very sorry to hear about the passing of Mike who has been following tennis all these years. My thoughts to his family and to our tennis family for the loss. Rest in peace,” wrote Rafa, highlighting his demise as a major loss to both his family and the tennis world.
A respect that flows through generations
Mike Dickson’s amazing works have earned him respect in not just a single age group of tennis stars. His broad coverage of the tennis world earned him the respect that extended from a rising star to a legend. US Open Champion Coco Gauff commented, “I am so sorry to hear this news. Sending my deepest condolences and may he rest in peace.”
So sorry to read this sad news about sportswriter @Mike_Dickson_DM.
Mike, and all journalists, play a vital role in sports as they tell our stories to the world.
Our hearts are with his family during this difficult time. https://t.co/ZJkq270wsh
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 17, 2024
Besides Gauff, tennis legend Billie Jean King also came forward to drop a response. “So sorry to read this sad news about sportswriter @Mike_Dickson_DM. Mike, and all journalists, play a vital role in sports as they tell our stories to the world. Our hearts are with his family during this difficult time,” she wrote.
As the tennis stars took some time out to honor Mike Dickson’s career, a collectively sent message showed the community’s integrity in tough times.