What happens to a tennis player in the moments after they win a tournament? Well, after Novak Djokovic won the Sony Ericsson Open against Andy Murray, the cameras followed the champion around during his first hectic hour around the grounds.
After the awards ceremony, but before leaving the stadium, Djokovic rewards a lucky fan with literally the t-shirt off his back before going off-court to hug his agent followed by his girlfriend, Jelena Ristic. There, he is further greeted with friends, including former NBA and current Serbian professional basketball player, Marko Jaric. Jaric may best be known for taking Brazilian model Adriana Lima off the market when they wed back in 2009. Djokovic is then taken to speak with the media before going on to a more fan-friendly atmosphere.
From there, Djokovic steps outside and is greeted by the Pope from Sarasota who immediately starts singing “Mnoga ljeta” meaning “many more years” alluding to Djokovic’s invincibility on court. He then walks over to the ballpersons tent, thanking them before being taken to a hospitality tent to pose for photos and sign autographs for fans. At the end, the swarm of fans around Djokovic is more akin to a Nadal or Federer sighting, but Djokovic takes it in stride before jogging back to presumably celebrate with friends — or maybe take a nap — or have a bagel. I don’t know. They all sound good if you’re Novak Djokovic.
Enjoy the full video of Djokovic’s victory lap below!