The 25-year-old Serb beat France’s Tsonga in straight sets to win the $2.2 million event and then fulfilled a promise made earlier in the week to copy the moves to the Internet sensation by South Korean rapper Psy.
Having a ball: Serbian Novak Djokovic (centre) dances on court after winning the China Open in Beijing yesterday. PIC/Getty Images
Djokovic, World No 2, looked nervous and reluctant at first following the request by the tournament’s compere, but soon strutted his stuff along with several ball-boys and girls in front of the crowd of around 10,000. “Nothing was planned,” Djokovic said.
“I was talking to fans who suggested to me to do that dance at the end of the tournament in case I win. So I had to hold my promise, and it was fun.”
Meanwhile in the women’s event, World No 1 Victoria Azarenka thrashed second seed Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 6-1 in straight sets.