Novak Djokovic Pays Tribute To Childhood Friend, Six Serbian Water Polo Greats

Novak Djokovic pays tribute to a childhood friend, six Serbian water polo greats

Novak Djokovic was one of the guests who witnessed the great night of six great Serbs of water polo. On Saturday night in Belgrade, Serbia faced Italy in a water polo exhibition match. It was a great night for Serbian sports, as six Serbian water polo greats, Filip Filipovic, Stefan Mitrovic, Milan Aleksic, Gojko Pijetlovic, Dusko Pijetlovic and Andrija Prlainovic, said goodbye to professional sports.

Those six belonged to the golden generation of Serbian water polo players, as they won at every possible level. Djokovic was present and paid his respects to the Serbian water polo big six. «This was a great night for Serbia and Serbian water polo, as well as for the world of water polo.

The Magnificent Six, some of the greatest champions the world has ever seen, retired tonight. It was emotional for all of us, all of us who are proud and close to them and watched them play and win so many medals and titles over all these years,» Djokovic said, according to

Djokovic on his childhood friend retiring from water polo

«Filip Filipovic is my friend, a friend since childhood, we grew up together in Belgrade, we went to school together. We have known each other for a long time and now when I see him retire tonight, it was something special.

He and all the other guys managed to make Serbia special many times. I’m honored to have been here and experienced this,» Djokovic said. Asked if he had ever tried playing water polo against his childhood friend Filipovic, Djokovic said no, but expressed a desire to find out more about the game at some point. day.

«No, I never have, but now we’ll have more time to hang out and I’m going to ask him to go to the pool and go easy on me, but also teach me how to play and get me into the game.» We all know we swim and we think that’s all you need, but (water polo) is not that simple,» Djokovic explained.

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