Djokovic Joins Li Na For Battle Of The Sexes Charity Match
by ATP Staff|
Djokovic and Na entertained 12,000 fans at Beijing’s Olympic Park with banter and fun shotmaking. Leveraging a 30-0 lead in each game they played, Na edged Djokovic 3-2 in the light-hearted mini-set they played.
"Tonight's exhibition match with Li Na here at the China Open in Beijing was a lot of fun," Djokovic said. "I am always very happy to contribute my time to noble causes such as charities for kids here in China. Tonight's match with Li Na was all about the kids to put a smile on their faces, get them excited about tennis and hopefully inspire them to become champions one day. I am myself very excited to be back in Beijing where I have a lot of fans supporting me all the time and hopefully I am able to defend my title."
Next week Djokovic puts his World No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking on the line against second seed Rafael Nadal. The pair could meet in the final in their first tournament outing since their meeting in the US Open final, which Nadal won in four sets.
Main draw play begins Monday.