Tennis World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is enjoying his rest from the ATP season by cheering for Serbian basketball club Red Star Belgrade, who are hoping to reach the knockout stages of the 2016 Euroleague season
Djokovic was given a standing ovation when he arrived before the game and Red Star treated the Serbian tennis star to an easy win over their rivals, 94-74.
Belgrade’s win improved their record to 4 wins against 3 losses in the Top 16 round and they are tied with Panathinaikos Athens in third place in Group E through seven rounds of the competition.
“The best tennis player in the world, I saw him and I am delighted he was here to support us. He should carry on doing what he does for himself and Serbia, he is doing a great job,” Red Star’s American import Quincy Miller said about Djokovic via Eurosport.
According to the same report, Djokovic was with his two brothers and was seen “enthusiastically” supporting the Belgrade squad throughout the game. Djokovic was reportedly “mobbed” by the Red Star players, who are expectedly also fans of the current best player in tennis today.
Belgrade was off a fast start and had a 26-12 advantage after the first quarter. The Croatian side cut it to six, 62-56 at the end of the third quarter but Red Star held on to the blowout win.
Miller led his team in scoring with 22 points and added 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Vasilije Micic contributed 14 points, Marko Guduric had 13 points and Maik Zirbes had 10 points.
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