Djokovic nervous about… his “once-in-a-lifetime experience”

“It is a great honor, a golden opportunity to live a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thanks to all the fans for coming out and putting a little more pressure on us on the first tee. “It is a unique experience,” he said. Novak Djokovic. The Serbian (36 years old), number one in tennis and winner of 24 Grand Slams, was nervous, tense, doubtful. A professional with a thousand battles in his backpack showed nervousness before hitting the ball in eThe 1st tee of the Marco Simone Golf Country Club in Rome. Nole was one of the VIPs who came to enjoy the so-called All Star Match prior to the Ryder Cup what Europe will face the US from Friday.

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Sainz.PHIL NOBLEREUTERS

A unique spectacle as was the event in which such relevant athletes as Carlos Sainz (Ferrari driver in F1), Gareth Bale (winner of five Champions Leagues with Real Madrid), Andrey Shevchenko (Ballon d’Or in 2004) participated. , Víctor Cruz (former American football player and now famous television commentator), Kathryn Newton (Hollywood actress with hits on Netflix), Paralympic athletes Tommaso Perrino and Kipp Popert, professional surfer Leonardo Fioravanti or the famous YouTuber Garrett Hilbert.

Kipp Poppert, Garrett Hilbert, Novak Djokovic, Gareth Bale, Leonardo Fioravanti and Colin Montgomerie celebrate their victory in the tournament. Jamie SquireGetty Images

“It’s amazing, the course is in incredible condition for a golf nut like me. The raf reaches my hip (laughs). It’s a lot of fun, with many options from the tee, difficult greens… especially for me (laughs). Seriously, it is a spectacular course and it has been a pleasure,” said Sainz. who really enjoyed the experience, as did the rest of the players and the public who made it clear that the attendance this weekend will be spectacular. Rome already smells like good golf.

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