Wimbledon: Djokovic, Serena hit the dancefloor


Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams revived an old tradition as the Wimbledon winners celebrated their titles by dancing together to the Bee Gees’ hit ‘Night Fever’ at the annual champion’s dinner.
Fresh from their respective triumphs on Centre Court at the weekend, Djokovic and Williams were back in the spotlight late on Sunday evening as the pair became the first champions to dance together at the gala event at the London Guildhall since Bjorn Borg and Chris Evert in 1976.
But while three-time Wimbledon winner Djokovic wanted a “sophisticated waltz”, it was Serena, a six-time champion at the All England Club, who called the tune.
The 33-year-old American, who beat Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s final, selected 1970s disco classic ‘Night Fever’ and Djokovic, a four-set winner over Roger Federer on Sunday, gamely joined his fellow world No 1 in showing off his best dance moves.
“There was no practice. I suggested the idea to All England Club Chairman, Philip Brook and Serena, and fortunately they accepted,” Djokovic said on Monday.
“I was very pleased because Serena is a great dancer. I was thinking of more of a waltz – something more sophisticated, something that blends into the environment and the beautiful hall we were in.
“But Serena wanted to move a bit more and we considered other options. So, it was Night Fever. Night Fever came to life and you can imagine how that looked.”


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