SportsPulse: Roger Federer is into the title match at Wimbledon after a semifinal victory over longtime rival Rafael Nadal. USA TODAY Sports’ Dan Wolken breaks down Federer’s showdown in the final against Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic takes his tennis career seriously. The 15 Grand Slam titles to his name by age 32 are a testament to that.
But he’s always allowed his lighthearted, fun personality to shine through his skill, even on the game’s biggest stages.
On Sunday, he will face either Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final. If Djokovic defends his crown, it will mark his sixth Wimbledon victory and move him into a tie with Nadal for second on the all-time Grand Slam list.
Before that, USA TODAY Sports takes a look at five of the funniest moments from Djokovic’s career:
1. The Maria Sharapova impersonation
Being someone’s friend makes it that much easier to poke fun at them. And that’s what Djokovic did at the 2013 Boodles Challenge, which served as an exhibition tournament prior to Wimbledon that year.
He and Grigor Dimitrov both imitated Sharapova during their warm-up match, and the crowd ate it up, especially when Djokovic took…