Novak Djokovic is in the midst of a 20-game winning streak, but some of his finest work in recent days have been with his losing efforts. After beating Rafa in the Indian Wells final, the two friendly rivals hopped on a plane to Bogota to put on a fun show for the Colombian fans who got the chance to witness a 76 63 Nadal victory. The crowd really enjoyed their playful antics including the dance performances that we showed you earlier in the week.
On Wednesday night, Novak helped organize a charity soccer match between the ATP stars and NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers to raise funds and awareness of the relief efforts in Japan. The exhibition soccer match ended in a 5-2 Striker victory with Novak blaming their loss on bad defense. The goals for the tennis stars were scored by Marcos Baghdatis and Andy Murray. The large crowd helped raise money for the Red Cross relief efforts in Japan, and there are plans for future soccer exhibitions with the ATP players. If interested in donating to the Red Cross, you can go to the Facebook page of Kei Nishikori who happened to beat Jeremy Chardy in his 1st round match in Miami. You can also see highlights from the exhibition including game analysis by Captain Djokovic toward the end of the following video:
Where else is Novak Djokovic? Playing tennis on the wings of a plane! We gave you a sneak peek of the new Head commercial showing Nole having a hit in midair. Here is the final cut which premiered this week:
From all reports I hear, that was 100% real with no trick photography. See what Nole had to say right after getting his feet back on firm soil:
Novak has been a busy man, and he is looking to continue his undefeated season in an attempt to win his second Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. And as rumored, Novak will be playing doubles with another rival and buddy Andy Murray. The hottest player on tour will take on Denis Istomin in singles tonight, while he and Andy will take on Stakhovsky and Youzhny in their first doubles match tomorrow.
It’s good to see Novak Djokovic everywhere you look these days. Well, as long as Papa Djokovic stops wearing those hideous shirts.