Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic
was congratulated by two very special royal fans on Sunday following his sweeping victory at the annual tennis tournament.
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, stayed behind after the intense game to have a chat with the world's no. 1 tennis player.
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The humble sportsman kicked off the conversation by thanking the royal couple for attending the game – and staying all the way through, to which Kate responded sincerely: "How could we leave?"
At the top of his game both on and off court, Novak, 27, struck up conversation with the Duchess, who is known for being an avid tennis fan.
Kate revealed that since having Prince George, who turns one on 22 July, she hasn't made it to the tennis court as much as she may have liked.
"Very keen, I'm slightly out of practice since having George," she said, adding that she and her husband Prince William "have quite a competitive game."
When Prince William jokingly asked his wife who wins, she replied that they "even".
Novak then asked about the Duchess' sister, Pippa Middleton, also a sportswoman who recently completed the 3,000-mile Race Across America with her and Kate's brother James.
Kate confirmed that Pippa, who has also attended Wimbledon this year as is Middleton family tradition, is also "very keen" on tennis.
Dad-to-be Novak was asked about his pregnant fiancée, who was not in attendance to see the nail-biting men's final.
"She's six months pregnant" he said, adding that she was watching the emotional match at home and he was going to see her shortly.
Later, the tennis star shared a photograph of himself alongside his future wife and their two pets. "My precious little family :) #WimbledonChampion #Love" he wrote.