With the World Cup in full swing, even tennis stars Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza have been caught up in the celebrations of the quadrennial tournament.
Their countries (Serbia, Switzerland and Spain) are all participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the tennis stars posted videos showing them getting into the groove for football’s greatest show.
Djokovic, who is making a comeback from a long-term elbow injury, posted a video on Instagram in which he can be seen juggling a small football. He is currently in England playing the Queen’s Club Championship in preparation for the Wimbledon.
He posted the video with the caption, “World Cup fever got me like…”.
As the tennis grass season kicks off, Wimbledon also posted a video on their Facebook page which shows Federer, Muguruza and Andy Murray, among others, showing off their football skills but with a tennis ball.
The world No. 1 Swiss showed extremely good control with his feet just like he does with a racquet in hand. The Spanish Muguruza is nifty with her feet too, juggling the small tennis ball with ease and that too in the red jersey of her country.
Though Andy Murray will not be able to support his own country Scotland, he will surely cheer for rivals and neighbours England.
The World Cup fever has caught the world of motor sports too with Formula One having to push back the start time of Sunday’s French Grand Prix so as to avoid the clash with the match between England and Panama.
Lewis Hamilton, though, accepted that he and his Mercedes engineers might still be distracted by the footballing action in Nizhny Novgorod.
The four-times world champion said that he will try to keep an eye on England’s group game against Panama, which will kick off in Russia two hours ahead of the race at Le Castellet.
“The game is on Sunday so it’s going to be a little bit harder to focus on the race,” the Briton, who is a point behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after seven races, told reporters in the team hospitality.
“The game will be on in here, I’m sure my engineers will be trying to keep an eye both things at the same time, as will I.”
News credit : Indiatoday