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WATCH | Djokovic and Ronaldo train together in Dubai

2019-12-28 12:45
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo (AP)

Cape Town - Novak Djokovic teamed up with a formidable training partner in Dubai recently: football superstar Ronaldo.

The Juventus star shared a video showing him and Djokovic in a gym together doing jumping exercises – no doubt a favourite for Ronaldo, who is famed for his leap.

“Teaching Novak Djokovic how to jump,” Ronaldo captioned the video.

“Was a pleasure to see you and train with you my friend!!”

Both 34-year-old Ronaldo and 32-year-old Djokovic are in the latter stages of their glittering careers but clearly remain as fit and motivated as ever.

Djokovic’s legacy is likely to be defined by whether or not he can surpass the Grand Slam title counts of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Federer currently leads the way with 20, with Nadal one behind on 19. Djokovic has 16, but appears to have a few more years left in him than his main rivals.

One man who fully expects both Djokovic and Nadal to break his current record, though, is Federer.

“It’s okay, they are truly incredible players,” Federer said.

“I mean, I cannot stop them. What [I can] do is only control what I can control.

“The No. 1 goal is to stay healthy, because if I stay healthy I can achieve things – and I’d like to achieve still a few things.”

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