We’re used to some pretty unusual sights in Dubai—after all, it’s a playground for the rich and famous—but this video of the world’s number 1 ranked tennis player, Novak Djokovic, in a dance-off with a belly dancer is moving to the top of the list. Evidently, Djokovic’s moves aren’t just on the court (sorry, Andy Murray fans).
The dance-off took place at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Player Party on Tuesday night at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. The belly dancer, who we’ll call “Scheherazade,” dons a bejeweled white bikini top and balances a sword on top of her head while beckoning Djokovic with some fine moves—including a leg lift. Djokovic accepts her dance-off challenge. We have to admit, he seems in it to win it.
Djokovic, who won his fifth Australian Open title earlier this year, is currently in the UAE for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and is bidding to also win the Dubai title for the fifth time. Good to see the Serbian player taking his warm-up so seriously a day before his big match.
Video credit: Bong Guerrero, Fashion Forward’s CEO