Djokovic trades tennis racket for football

Posted at 11/19/12 12:55 PM
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MANILA, Philippines – The world’s No. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic, showcased his football skills in front of thousands in Rio de Janeiro for a charity football match.

Djokovic’s talents on the tennis court are widely known, but few people knew the 25-year-old Serb is also a threat on the football pitch.

The tennis ace was in good company, playing alongside former football greats such as Bebeto and Zico.

The Serb, who is well accustomed to pressure, didn’t disappoint. He even assisted his fellow Serb and Flamengo legend, Dejan Petkovic, who scored a smashing goal from outside the box.

The football match capped the end of a busy three days for Djokovic in Brazil. -- Mornings @ ANC, November 19, 2012

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