Wimbledon winners Djokovic, Serena become first champs to dance officially since Borg & Evert in ’76
London: Novak Djokovic wanted a "sophisticated waltz" but instead he got the Bee Gees as he and Serena Williams revived an old tradition by dancing at the Wimbledon champions’ dinner.
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams dancing on stage at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner. Pic/AFP
Fresh from their respective triumphs on Centre Court, the pair took centre stage as Djokovic and Williams became the first champions to dance officially since Bjorn Borg and Chris Evert in 1976. The duo received a standing ovation from guests at the London Guildhall but while Djokovic made the first move, it was Williams who called the tune. "There was no practice, I suggested the idea to (All England Club chairman) Philip Brook and Serena, and fortunately they accepted," Djokovic said. "I was very pleased because Serena is a great dancer."
Djokovic added: "I was thinking of more of a waltz -- something more sophisticated, something that blends into the environment and the beautiful hall we were in. But Serena wanted to move a bit more and we considered other options. So it was ‘Night Fever’. ‘Night Fever’ came to life and you can imagine how that looked."