MANILA, Philippines—Serbia had loads of causes to have a good time.
Two days after its males’s basketball workforce claimed the silver medal within the Fiba World Cup in Manila, Novak Djokovic received his twenty fourth Grand Slam on the US Open in New York.
On Tuesday, Djokovic returned dwelling to a hero’s welcome and celebrated with the basketball workforce in entrance of hundreds of sports activities followers who gathered at Belgrade Metropolis Corridor within the Serbian capital.
Djokovic, who beat Daniil Medvedev, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, within the remaining, tied Margaret Courtroom for the all-time Grand Slam report.
It was an emotional second for the 36-year-old Djokovic, who even cried through the celebration.
Novak Djokovic breaks down in tears after receiving a heat welcome from native followers alongside Serbian basketball workforce pic.twitter.com/RMMb06biha
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“I don’t know the place to start out. It clearly means the world to me,” stated Djokovic instantly after profitable one more Grand Slam title in New York over the weekend. “It’s exhausting to explain. I’m actually residing my childhood dream to compete on the highest stage on this sport.
The nation’s basketball workforce, which additionally certified for subsequent 12 months’s Paris Olympics, was additionally hailed after a runner-up end to Germany regardless of not having its greatest participant Nikola Jokic within the World Cup.
Serbians fell to the Germans within the thrilling Fiba World Cup Ultimate, 83-77, on Sunday within the Philippine capital the place they performed all of their video games starting from the group phases.
Jokic, nevertheless, made certain to not miss the celebration as he joined the Eagles within the celebration.
Movies of Jokic, who led the Denver Nuggets to their first ever NBA championship final June, singing and dancing whereas shirtless have made rounds on social media.
Nikola Jokic celebrating with the Serbian nationwide basketball workforce 😅🔥
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It had been an inspiring run for Serbia within the Fiba World Cup, shedding a member of its workforce within the second spherical after ahead Borisa Simanic one among his kidneys and needed to be hospitalized.
“I’m simply pleased and pleased with these guys. Since day one, no person believed on this group and we’re simply working exhausting since day one and we achieved one thing I believe,” stated Serbia star Bogdan Bogdanovic after the loss.
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