Novak Djokovic is looking to rebound after early exits from both Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics, but you could never tell by watching him.
The No. 1 player in the world didn’t look the least bit concerned after his opening round 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over Jerzy Janowicz at the U.S. Open on Monday night. In fact, he appeared to be rather giddy.
Instead of answering the reporter’s questions he decided to sing some Phil Collins, because — why not?
Djokovic must have still had the song in his head after Collins performed earlier in the night to help kick off the tournament, and thought there was no better time to show off his silky smooth vocals and dance moves.
This isn’t the first time Djokovic has shown an affinity for pop/R&B music. Earlier this year he and his family took in a Seal concert while they were in Spain.
Seal not only noticed that the Joker was in attendance, but he also dedicated “Kiss from a Rose” — arguably his most famous song — to Djokovic and his family.
Knowing how superstitious athletes are, let’s hope Djokovic starts a tradition where he belts out a different 80s/90s song after every win.
Since he’s got a lot on his mind, I went ahead and made a playlist for him for the U.S. Open:
- Round 2: “Dancing on the Ceiling” by Lionel Ritchie
- Round 3: “Higher Love” by Steve Winwood
- Round 4: “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Michael Bolton
- Quarterfinals: “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon
- Semifinals: “Simply Irresistible” by Robert Palmer
- Final: “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money
If he makes it all the way to the final, Djokovic will have enough for an album, which I will download immediately.
Wink of the CBS eye to FTW
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / WATCH: Novak Djokovic delights crowd with Phil Collins impression at U.S. Open