Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova are known all over the world as two of the most popular tennis stars. Recently, Djokovic joined an Instagram Live Session with five-time Grand Slam-winning champion Maria Sharapova, who announced her retirement in February this year. During the Session, Sharapova remembered one of her meetings with the Serbian tennis star, where both were indulged in a mixed doubles match and Djokovic challenged her that if he wins, she would have to take him out for dinner.
“I remember we played this little exhibition. I was young, you were young, way before you had any Grand Slam titles. I don’t know if you’d even won a tournament at that point,” Sharapova recalled. “You said that if you’d win, I would have to pay dinner. I was like, ‘Okay, whatever, who is this kid?’” Sharapova recalled.
“You won and you were like, ‘We have dinner tonight. We’re going to the Japanese place!’ I was like, ‘Are you serious? You and me, going to dinner, tonight?’ So we did. We ended up going to dinner and it was so funny because you pulled out I think it was an old Kodak camera and you asked the waiter to take a photo of us… and here we are,” she further said.
“Maria is saying the truth,” Djokovic said. “I think you were fanboying,” Sharapova replied.
Djokovic also recalled that he lost the camera and the photographs and he further joked, “You have to admit to everyone here that you lost on purpose!“