Watch Novak Djokovic meets British Royalty after Wimbledon triumph

first_imgNovak Djokovic on Sunday won his fourth Wimbledon title and his first since 2015 at the All England Club.Djokovic thrashed South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets – – 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) — at the Centre Court to win his 13th Grand Slam.By doing so, the Serb ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought by getting his hands back on the trophy he also raised in 2011, 2014 and 2015.The victory was also special as it came in front of the British Royalty — Prince William, Kate Middleton and of course his 3-year-old son Stefan.After winning the championship, Djokovic had the pleasure of meeting and talking to the British Royalty. But what stole the show was a hug from his son, who cheered on from the stands with his mother and Djokovic’s team.Swapping parenting tips with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…@DjokerNole #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/QgIC5xawnQ Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 15, 2018A hug for the #Wimbledon champion… pic.twitter.com/PlAlq1EnZv Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 15, 2018″For the first time in my life, I have someone screaming daddy, daddy!” an elated Djokovic said after his victory.”For the first time in my life, I have someone screaming daddy, daddy!”A 13th Grand Slam title for @DjokerNole, but this one will hold a special place in his heart #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/sQRClwWT0i Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 15, 2018Avengers — the Marvel’s movie series — stars Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland also enjoyed the game the game as Djokovic and Anderson fought it out.advertisementWimbledon organisers had refused to alter the timing of the final but used the tournament’s social media handles to engage fans all over the world.The men’s singles Wimbledon final clashed with the FIFA World Cup 2018 final and faced the prospect of losing the viewership if the timing had clashed. The Wimbledon final was scheduled for a start at 18.30 IST while World Cup at 20.30 IST.Dates for the World Cup final have ranged from June 10 to July 30, and each has been on a Sunday except for the first tournament in Uruguay in 1930, played on a Wednesday, and the 1966 tournament in England, which finished on a Saturday at Wembley.The Wimbledon’s men’s singles final was scheduled for a Saturday until 1981. The World Cup final has twice been the same day as the men’s singles final, on July 8 in 1990, in Rome, and on July 9 in 2006, in Berlin.It was third time that the final of the two sporting spectacle clashed on the same Sunday.The roots of this years conflict go back six years. The All England Club announced in July 2012 that it would increase the time between the end of the French Open and the start of Wimbledon from two weeks to three starting in 2015, allowing players extra time to adjust to the switch from clay courts to grass.FIFA’s executive council announced World Cup kick-off times in December 2015.Wimbledon never had any intent to alter the start time of its final, traditionally about 2:10 p.m. local (18.40 IST). Its large-screen videoboard on Henman Hill remained tuned to tennis.Pressure for a shift would have increased had England played their first final since winning the World Cup in 1966.Earlier this month, fans deserted Centre Court immediately after Rafael Nadal booked his place in the second week of the championships as England were playing Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.Many spectators opted to leave the grounds and watch the match at neighbouring pubs, leaving Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka to start off their third round match in front of thousands of empty green seats.Those who stuck around seemed to be more interested in following the action in Russia on their electronic devices than watching the tennis match taking place in front of them.(With inputs from Agencies)last_img

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