“A legend of the sport. Maradona showed his talent with a tennis racket. He plays tennis better than I play football. It was a great pleasure to be beside the Great Diego. It seems that the size of the ball doesn’t matter to Diego!” – Novak Djokovic.
Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic may have won three Grand Slams in the calendar year of 2011 but he was clearly bowled over by meeting Diego Maradona this week.
Practising in Abu Dhabi, ahead of the Australian Open at the start of 2012, Djokovic played some tennis with El Diego who is of course currently manager of Al Wasl.
Maradona and Djokovic played some tennis, where Diego reportedly impressed but before they used their rackets, the diminutiveÂ ArgentinianÂ showcased his skills with a tennis ball.