Tuesday 17 July 2018

Video: Novak Djokovic forced to stand and stare at cheeky between-the-legs winner

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Benoit Paire has a reputation for being a bit of a maverick and this clip only reaffirms that.

Wimbledon champion Djokovic, aiming for a historic career grand slam of all nine ATP 1000 Masters titles, had to contend not only with being broken but also some trick shots from France's Benoit Paire, who ultimately succumbed to a 7-5 6-2 defeat.

A relieved-looking Djokovic told Sky Sports 3: "He's an entertaining player, a very nice guy off court. We practice a few times and this is the first time we have played in an official match. I expected the unexpected."

Djokovic will play David Goffin in the next round, while world number two Murray is up against Grigor Dimitrov after resisting a spirited challenge from veteran hardcourt specialist Mardy Fish.

Here was one of Paire's better efforts.

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