“This trophy I dedicate to Serbia!” Novak Djokovic proclaimed to the over 100,000 fans waiting to greet him upon his triumphal return to Serbia. Here they are:
This video captures Novak’s victory disco dance at the end, complete with Jelena Ristic:
I love you Belgrade!!!
Nole! Nole! Nole!
More dance party:
There are a ton of other videos on Nole’s website – here.
In Switzerland, Roger Federer praised Novak’s victory (via Washington Post):
“He deserves to become No. 1 after an immense start to the year,” said Federer. “When you lose so rarely, your confidence carries you a long way.”
The third-ranked Federer said it wasn’t a big surprise that Djokovic dethroned Rafael Nadal after having beaten the former top-ranked Spaniard in four previous finals in 2011.
“And he’s proved before at Wimbledon that he can play on grass,” said Federer, a few days before the start to Switzerland’s Davis Cup match against Portugal. “It’s good for tennis that it happened.”
“Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch the final, but for sure it was being played at a very high level,” he said.
Like Roger, Novak Djokovic is on this weekend’s Davis Cup roster. Unbelievably, Nole is scheduled to head to Halmstead, Sweden for Serbia’s semifinal vs. the Soderling-free Swedish team in the World Group quarterfinals.