Tennis great, Novak Djokovic, has stunned his fans with his incredible golfing prowess while taking part in the Ryder Cup All Star Match this week.
With numerous grand slam tennis titles to his name, Djokovic is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Now it seems he is no slouch on the golf course either.
The Serbian tennis ace was playing in the All-Star Match, a precursor to the Ryder Cup, alongside England’s Golf for the Disabled (G4D) Tour world No. 1 Kipp Popert, where he drove the green on the 260-yard par four at the 16th hole.
Regarding his mammoth drive down on the 16th hole at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Djokovic admitted the crowd talked him into hitting his driver on the short par four but the risk was worth it.
“The crowd made me do it and I’m really happy they did,” he said.
About playing at the Ryder Cup he said, “It’s a great honour, I want to thank the Ryder Cup for giving me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity… it’s a unique experience.”
— Ryder Cup (@rydercup) September 27, 2023
Surprised to say the least, fans were quick to light up X with comments on his insane sporting talent.
Even pro golfers cannot hit such a stunning shot. We have come to expect the unexpected from Novak Djokovic.
— Bingo Find (@bingofind) September 27, 2023
— Goatedcristiano🐐 (@CalebKaminga) September 27, 2023
Is there nothing this guy can’t do!
— Paddy Nomad 🇺🇸 (@PaddyNomad) September 27, 2023
The greatest athlete ever
— Ibrahim #24 🇸🇾🇷🇸✝️✝️ (@IbrahimKhory) September 27, 2023
How can you be so good at everything you do? This is crazy
— GOAtED (@loner_g0at) September 27, 2023
Earlier this month Djokovic clinched his 24th grand slam victory by winning the US Open in an extraordinary showdown. This followed resounding victories at the 2023 Australian and French Opens. He was narrowly defeated by Carlos Alcaraz at Wimbledon this year.
Djokovic’s impressive list of achievements has cemented his place in the halls of tennis history where he has now equalled Margaret Court’s record as having the most grand slam titles.
While the tennis ace has not been without his controversies, he is humble about his achievements and the hard work that has gone into his success. Speaking to commentator Todd Woodbridge after the US Open he acknowledged his roots.
“I’m really living my childhood dream,” he said at the time.
“To compete at the highest level in the sport that has given me and my family so much coming from very difficult circumstances and adversities during the 90s, a couple of wars in our country and being able to push that through,
“Especially for my parents, giving a lot of sacrifice to support me and play this very expensive sport at the time, not affordable.”