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World No 1 tennis participant Novak Djokovic is a six-time winner of the Rome Masters however on Wednesday he swapped his racket for a set of golf golf equipment to win the All-Star Match within the build-up to the forty fourth Ryder Cup.
The Serbian, who claimed a record-equaling twenty fourth Grand Slam title by profitable the U.S. Open this month, added one more trophy to his cupboard on Wednesday, profitable alongside a crew that additionally included Gareth Bale, and was captained by legendary golfer Colin Montgomerie.
‘It is such an honor, a golden alternative for a as soon as in a lifetime expertise,’ the nervous-looking 36-year-old stated on the primary tee surrounded by an infinite grandstand.
‘Because of all of the followers for coming and placing a bit of additional stress on us on the primary tee. It is a distinctive expertise.’
With a whole lot of followers within the stands and lots of extra lining the golf green, Djokovic initially walked out to deal with his ball with a tennis racket, earlier than switching to a driver.
Colin Montgomerie’s (proper) crew have a good time after profitable the Ryder Cup All-Star Match
Novak Djokovic drew in massive crowds, and he ended up on the profitable crew on Wednesday
Gareth Bale seems to be on throughout the match at Marco Simone Golf & Nation Membership in Rome
Carlos Sainz swapped F1 for his second love – golf – to take part within the competitors
After a few observe swings had been greeted with cries of ‘oles’, he despatched his ball down the primary fairway, puffing out his cheeks with reduction and thumping his coronary heart.
Djokovic and England’s Kipp Popert – the world’s No 1 incapacity golfer – had been up towards Spain’s F1 driver Carlos Sainz – who not too long ago gained the Singapore Grand Prix – and Italian G4D golfer Tommaso Perrino.
They gained 3-1 with Djokovic’s ‘shot of the day’ approaching the par-four sixteenth the place he managed to drive the inexperienced from a barely superior tee — incomes loud cheers from the galleries.
‘That is sporting greatness,’ Djokovic jested as his ball stopped on the inexperienced. ‘I used to be going to play protected however the crowd made me do it. ‘It was top-of-the-line photographs I’ve ever hit.’
There have been some duff photographs too, together with one failed try and hack out of the tough, however the Serb, who had some suggestions from former Actual Madrid ahead Bale and eager golfer earlier than the competition, clearly loved the change of surroundings.
American actress Kathryn Newton waves to followers on the 18th inexperienced after enjoying her spherical
Newton was paired up with Tremendous Bowl winner and former NFL star Victor Cruz (middle)
Djokovic takes the applause of the gang after driving the inexperienced on a brief par-four
Gareth Bale is a notoriously good golfer – and much more so after hanging up his soccer boots
Though he admitted enjoying golf in entrance of huge crowds was extra daunting than battling on a packed Centre Court docket.
‘I’ve by no means performed golf in entrance of this many individuals, so contemplating my degree I believe I’ve performed fairly properly.’
Elsewhere, there have been another enormous stars taking their place on the course, with two big-name Individuals in Tremendous Bowl winner Victor Cruz and Hollywood actress Kathryn Newton teaming up.
They took on Dude Good’s Garrett Hilbert and Italian Olympic surfer Leonardo Fioravanti.