Outside of his participation in the series of tennis tournaments in Asia, Novak Djokovic chose to stow his tennis racket in his backpack and pick up a golf club to join a celebrity-filled tournament in Rome, Italy. The event in question was the Ryder Cup All-Star Match, which took place last Wednesday (27) and featured the participation of other stars such as Gareth Bale, former Real Madrid player, Carlos Sainz, Formula 1 driver, and surfer Leonardo Fioravanti. At the end of the exhibition, Djokovic emerged as the winner of the tournament, demonstrating that his determination to win is not limited to the world of tennis.
When he received the invitation, Djokovic commented in a relaxed manner, “When I received the invitation, I thought, ‘My God. I have to accept this,’ and I prepared a bit. I thought, ‘I can’t embarrass myself, I can’t hit someone in the head. We don’t want that. I don’t have insurance’ – Djokovic joked.”
The Ryder Cup is famous for pitting European and American golfers against each other. In the All-Star tournament, which brought together celebrities, Djokovic was on Team Monty and formed a duo with the number 1 in Paralympic golf, Kipp Popert. Together, they defeated Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz and Italian golfer Tomaso Perrino from Team Pavin by a score of 3-1. The Serbian player displayed good humor and entertained the audience with his reactions after his shots.
Djokovic and Popert also had Gareth Bale, a former football player who has competed in professional golf tournaments, as a teammate. At the end of the competition, Team Monty defeated Team Pavin by a score of 7-4.
With his schedule announced, Novak Djokovic will participate in three more official tennis competitions by the end of the year: the Paris Masters 1000, which begins on October 30; the ATP Finals in Turin, starting on November 12; and he will conclude his season with the Davis Cup in Malaga on November 21.
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