Novak Djokovic Channels His Inner Cristiano Ronaldo as the Ryder Cup Brings Out the Serbian Tennis Legend’s Undeniable Golfing Skills

Published 09/27/2023, 10:47 AM EDT

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Novak Djokovic is enjoying one of the best spells of his tennis career. Recently, he clinched the US Open and became the first man to win 24 Grand Slam singles titles, matching the feat achieved by the great Margaret Court. Additionally, he won as many as three major titles this year out of four. Following his success at Flushing Meadows, Djokovic has copied soccer legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, in an interesting way.

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The 36-year-old is enjoying some downtime after winning his 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open. Hours ago, he was seen squaring up at the Ryder Cup, where he showed off glimpses of Ronaldo’s style.

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The buzz for the 2023 Ryder Cup has taken over the golfing world. The iconic tournament will commence on 29th September at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Italy. Before the tournament gets underway, some renowned sporting superstars were present to take part in the traditional all-star match. Among them was ATP World Number 1, Djokovic.

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Djokovic was part of Team Monty against Team Pavin. During the match, the Serb hit a wonderful shot and was agonizingly close to getting a hole-in-one. In the video that went viral on Twitter, the reigning US Open champion could be seen celebrating his wonderful shot with Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous ‘siuu’ celebration. Subsequently, Djokovic had a big smile on his face as he made his way to his teammates.

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Djokovic and Ronaldo have a good relationship with each other, often praising one another for their achievements. A few years ago, they were also spotted training together in a gym. Additionally, it is not the first time Djokovic has copied Ronaldo’s style. He had an interesting take on imitating the soccer legend.

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Djokovic’s take on performing Ronaldo’s ‘siuu’

After the two trained at the gym together in 2019, the Serbian tennis legend opened up about taking a leaf out of Ronaldo’s book. Speaking about copying the soccer star’s style, Djokovic said, “Obviously, I’m still a beginner with the Ronaldo jump. He promised he will still teach me how to do it properly. I don’t need that kind of jump for tennis so much.”

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While Djokovic is enjoying his time in Italy, teeing up at the Ryder Cup all-star match, he will look to bring his focus back to tennis quickly. Following his US Open success, the Serb will be playing at the ATP 1000 Paris Masters, where he’ll aim to dig deep and finish the 2023 season in style.

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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