The Serbian is great at figuring out a healthy work and life balance. (Getty)

One perk of being a professional tennis player is the chance to travel around the world and see the local sights. Novak Djokovic arrived in San Diego ahead of his start in Indian Wells, the first ATP Masters 1000 of the year, and wasted no time getting to the beach. 

His ocean front adventure included a piggy-back ride and catching some sunshine.

Djokovic is an expert at balancing work and fun, and made time for training while also enjoying himself.

The world No. 1, who is famous for his strict diet, stopped to examine some locally grown lemons.

After breaking a sweat on the beach, the 31-year-old ventured to the Staples Center to watch the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Milwaukee Bucks.

Once he gets underway this week, the Serbian will be playing his first match since winning the Australian Open. 

The top seed is seeking his sixth career Indian Wells crown and will receive a bye in the first round.