Novak Djokovic might boast of probably the most illustrious tennis careers now, however former star Maria Sharapova recalled an incident when the Serbian was fanboying over her. Throughout an Instagram reside chat with Djokovic, Sharapova spoke about an exhibition match the place the 2 have been opponents in a mixed-doubles tie and Djokovic had instructed her that if he beats her, she must purchase him dinner. Whereas Sharapova accepted the problem, not fairly certain of who the Serbian was on the time, she misplaced the match and had to purchase dinner for Djokovic.
It was on the dinner when Djokovic had his fanboy second.
The 17-time Grand Slam winner pulled out a digital camera and requested the restaurant employees to click on an image of the 2.
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“I feel we have been taking part in a mixed-doubles in opposition to one another and also you mentioned that in case you win, I must get you dinner, and I used to be like ‘Okay, no matter. Who is that this child’?” Sharapova recalled.
“And also you received and you are like ‘We’ve dinner, tonight. We’re going to the Japanese place’,” she mentioned.
“I used to be like ‘Are you severe? You and me, going to dinner? Tonight?’ So we did. We ended up going to dinner,” she mentioned.
“And it was so humorous, since you pulled out this outdated Kodak digital camera and also you requested the waiter to take a photograph,” she added with fun.
“This appears like I auctioned off myself for dinner,” Sharapova mentioned as the 2 of them broke into laughter.
Djokovic confirmed that that’s precisely the way it went down.
“That is truly what occurred. Maria is saying the reality, proper,” he mentioned.
Earlier than he might go any additional, Sharapova interjected: “I feel you have been fanboying. I feel you had a fanboy second.”