Story By: Sofija Dizdarevik, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
This is the hilarious moment Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic plays tennis with a friend using frying pans as rackets and furniture as a net during coronavirus lockdown.
Serbian tennis star Djokovic, 32, recorded the moment in his home in Marbella, Spain where he was seen playing on a makeshift tennis court with a friend during the coronavirus lockdown, officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.
The video shows the moment Djokovic does an underhand serve with a frying pan and quickly scores a point after attacking the improvised net, made up of chairs and seat cushions.
The pair volley the ball for several hits even doing trick shots hitting the ball between their legs. Djokovic is seen returning the behind his back at one point.
The tennis superstar ends up winning the point and dives onto the floor as if he had just won a major as his opponent laughs and the person filming says: “Wow, wow, yeah.”
The world number one captioned the video: “Competition never stops”.
The video gained positive comments from netizens as ‘john_lee_official’ commented: “Skills!”.
‘obradovicilija07’ joked: “Novak, cook me something in that pan”.
‘lauraleegraphics’ said: “You are awesome Djokovic. Super creative!”.
‘kaysunk_10’ wrote: “I love this and I must try this”.
‘daliborkvrzic77’ wrote: “Only Serbs can play like this”.
Djokovic recently shared a message to his fans praying for them saying: “I pray for the health and healing of you. May God heal any sickness you have physical, mental or spiritual.
“May he give you health, energy and joy today. To get something we never had, we have to do something we never did.
“When God takes something we cannot understand, He does not punish us but opens our hands to receive something even better.
“The Will of God will never take us somewhere where the Grace of God will not protect us. God, come into my house and take away all my worries and illnesses, heal and watch over me and my family, in God’s name. Amen”.
Serbia has a reported 900 cases of COVID-19 resulting in 16 deaths according to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University.
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