Djokovic wants to play entertainer

Jun 23, 2013, 02:38 IST | AFP

Novak Djokovic believes he can win a second Wimbledon title with a broad smile on his face, even if his rivals fail to see the joke.

The world number one, who captured his maiden Wimbledon title in 2011, warmed up for this year’s tournament by playing an exhibition at Stoke Park on the edge of London.

Novak Djokovic

In one match, he and Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov stripped off their shirts to compare physiques before going on to perform tongue-in-cheek impressions of Maria Sharapova’s fussy on-court routine.

“I have tried all my life to be who I am. That’s one of my mottos really, not pretending to be somebody else. I think that kind of character and strong position got me to where I am,” said Djokovic on Saturday “I still feel that I am enjoying what I am doing, and I try to have fun wherever I go and as much as I can. Maybe tennis lacks that little bit of enthusiastic part of it.” 

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