Novak Djokovic has kept himself busy since losing the Wimbledon final to Andy Murray last Sunday, and last night he helped raise money for his foundation.
The world number one was at a gala dinner at the Roundhouse in London, in which £1.2m was raised for the charity that helps Serbian children. An auction was also held.
A number of famous people were in attendance at the event, including Goldie Hawn, Gerard Butler, Kate Hudson, Naomi Campbell, Boris Becker and Ronnie Wood, who also appeared at the final in SW19.
One item for sale was Wood’s guitar, which Djokovic purchased himself for £40,000.
He clearly wasn’t feeling the effects of being beaten by Murray in three sets, and he has previously spoken about the importance of using his position as a tennis player to help his home country.
The former Wimbledon champion said: “The Foundation’s vision is to raise awareness of disadvantaged young people in Serbia and around the world, especially those who’ve had fewer opportunities to reach their full potential.
“With the help of my friends, family and supporters, I hope we can raise the much needed funds required to make a difference to the lives of these young children”.
The Novak Djokovic Foundation held its first fundraising dinner in New York last September, which was ironically held the last time he had just lost to Murray in a Grand Slam final after their five set thriller at the US Open.
He also referred to his 11th major final as “a fantastic match to be a part of”, and jokingly called himself “a loser”.
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