Coronavirus: Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena rise to Andy Murray’s ‘100-volley challenge’
- 10 Apr 2020
Novak Djokovic again showed he is a match for an Andy Murray challenge – even in a lockdown.
The Serbian has had the better of their tennis head-to-head record, even if his 25-11 winning record includes defeats to the Briton in finals of the US Open and Wimbledon.
With on-court rivalries on hold while tennis endures a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Murray looked to add a touch of spice this week when he challenged ATP and WTA stars to take part in a ‘100-volley challenge’.
Murray and wife Kim strung together an impressive century, and on Friday came filmed proof that men’s world number one Djokovic had also reached the target with his wife, Jelena.
Djokovic : “If you’ve got any more challenges, we’re available”
Spending more time than usual at home, the pair donned sports gear in their yard and showed impressive shared skills, before Djokovic appeared to hit their tennis ball over a wall once the hundred volleys were complete.
He kissed his wife on the hand, and said: “Thanks Kim, thanks Andy, for challenging us.
“If you’ve got any more challenges, we’re here, we’re available, we’ve got all the time in the world, this is the funnest part of the day. See you, guys.”
On Instagram, where Djokovic posted the video of the volley exchange, the 17-time grand slam winner jokingly described it as “too easy”.
Idemooo the volley challenge was too easy for @jelenadjokovicndf haha bravoo .. swipe to see our finale. Thanks for the fun nomination Kim and @andymurray! Keep the challenges coming guys!!! #100volleychallenge #tennisathome #healthyathome #stayhome #teamdjokovic #nolefam Music: Uptown Funk @brunomars @iammarkronson
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