Novak Djokovic, yesterday at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, met the manager of the Italian Serie A club AS Roma Josè Mourinho, who got to take a tour inside the Foro Italico. The Portugueser, former manager of Internazionale Milano, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United, met the number one in the ATP ranking.
The two were also immortalized during an embrace that exalted the fans. Among other things, it is not the first time that the two athletes have met, but it has already happened often during the various tournaments around the world.
Novak Djokovic himself declared it in a press conference, after his victory in the first match played in Rome: “Yes, I’ve met him several times in the past. He would come to see me play in London, especially in the World Tour finals.
We have had a tournament there for many years. He was a coach in London. He came to see. He is a tennis fan and of course one of the greatest football coaches we have football coaches we have not only today but in history. I’m really honored that he comes to watch my games.
I appreciate it very much. He is a very kind person. He has always been very kind to me and my team. I hope I can return the favor and go see his team when he coaches, because I don’t think I ever have Done. Maybe Real Madrid, when he was in Madrid I went to see him a couple of times.
Yeah, only that special one, like as they call him, came to see me, so I’m very happy.”
Here is the video posted on the Tennis TV twitter page:
Novak Djokovic in the third round will have to face Grigor Dimitrov in what promises to be a very insidious and interesting match for both.
In the previous matches, the Serbian is ahead by as much as 10-1. His opponent’s only win was in 2013 on clay against Madrid.