Djokovic shows up for Red Star basketball game in Belgrade

Novak Djokovic
Djokovic shows up for Red Star basketball game in Belgrade

World’s best tennis player Novak Djokovic was in his hometown Belgrade on Thursday evening, supporting the Crvena Zvezda (Red Star) basketball club.

The Serbian club defeated Croatia’s Cedevita Zagreb 94-74 (26-12, 17-20, 19-24, 32-18).

Djokovic arrived at the Pionir venue in the company of his younger brother Djordje 15 minutes before the beginning of the match and received ovations from over 7,000 spectators.

Red Star Belgrade defeated Cedevita Zagreb in a Group E, Round 7 game of the Euroleague Basketball Top 16 stage, making a major step towards qualifying for the quarter-finals.

Quincy Miller led the scoring for Red Star with 22 points, followed by Vasilije Micic (14 pts), Marko Guduric (13 pts), Maik Zirbes (10 pts) and Vladimir Stimac, who added six points and 13 rebounds.

Jacob Pullen scored 20 points for Cedevita, while Miro Bilan added 17.

Red Star now has a 4-3 win-to-loss ratio and will face Efes in the next round on February 26.

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