Novak Djokovic wore wig and denim shorts to imitate Britney Spears and 'shock' mum

Novak Djokovic has opened up about the time he shocked his mother by dressing up as Britney Spears. Djokovic is well known for his hilarious impressions and impersonations, but the efforts he went to in order to perform as Britney took things to a whole new level.

The Serbian star has made crowds around the world laugh by copying the on-court mannerisms of players like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova. He has earned the nickname “The Djoker” for his playful interviews and reputation for making mischief while on tour.

But while his comical copycat impressions have earned him widespread acclaim and millions on YouTube views, there is sadly no footage of Djokovic’s impression of the Oops I Did It Again popstar. Speaking after beating Stan Wawrinka 6-2,6-2 in the last-16 of the Italian Open on Thursday, Djokovic was asked by a reporter why he has stopped entertaining his fans with his famous impressions.

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“Clay-courts are not his favourite surface,” Djokovic said of Auger-Aliassime. “I think he is improving a lot though. He has worked with Toni Nadal for the past two years, who has certainly contributed to his clay-game.

“He has been an established athlete in the top 20 and top 10 for some time. He has a very complete game, a very nice guy, who works hard.”

Despite his lack of recent matches, Djokovic is still world No 1 – for now. To retain his ranking, he will need to see off Canadian Auger-Aliassime, otherwise Daniil Medvedev will take top spot, despite currently being out injured. 

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