Novak Djokovic
Tennis - French Open Mens Singles Quarterfinal match - Roland Garros - Novak Djokovic of Serbia vs Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic - Paris, France - 02/06/16. Novak Djokovic celebrates with a court boy. Reuters/Benoit Tessier

Novak Djokovic will host a tennis charity event that will raise funds for the Novak Djokovic Foundation. "A Night with Novak" will support quality preschool education for children. It will be held on Jan. 11 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.

Novak will be showcasing his tennis skills and expertise as well as entertaining the audience with his other talents. Novak expressed that he wanted it to be a great night. "I’m very proud and excited to host this special event in Melbourne, where I’ve enjoyed such fantastic support for so many years," he said, quoted by Australian Open.

The six-time Australian Open champion said that he couldn’t believe that it has been nine years since he first won the Australian Open. “To have now won it six times, and equalled the record of the great Roy Emerson, is an achievement I’m incredibly proud of. That is why I want A Night with Novak to be a lot of fun,” Novak said.

There will be a lot of special guests during the occasion and one of which is the great Roy Emerson. The Cirque du Soleil will also be there to perform and grace the event. Other sports figures in attendance are Shane Warne (cricket), Cam Smith (rugby league), Max Gawn (AFL), Sharelle McMahon (netball), Meg Lanning (cricket) and Archie Thompson (soccer).

Craig Tiley, the Australian Open director, revealed that Novak will be showing a different side of himself during the night. “Novak is one of the great characters of our sport. As well as being a great champion and philanthropist, he’s also a born entertainer and this event promises to bring out his playful side.”

Aside from one-night event, the Novak Djokovic Foundation has other projects like working with local authorities to refurbish buildings and put up schools for children. It also helps train, educates and empowers teachers to ensure that children will receive the best education.

Tickets for the event will be available on Friday through Ticketek. This will be for free but the audience and fans can snap up and swap their free tickets with money that will be raised on that night.

The Australian director encourages all Melburnians to attend this free event and join in celebrating such a remarkable champion.