NOVAK DJOKOVIC has named two his dream dinner dates – Michael Jordan and Jim Carrey.
From humble beginnings in war-torn Serbia, the world No.1 has become a very rich, famous man and met thousands of people throughout his life, mixing with the great and good of sport.
Yet there are two high-profile individuals he has not met and who he would love to arrange a meeting with at some point.
One is Jordan, 57, the retired Chicago Bulls basketballer and considered by many to be the best-ever NBA star.
The second is the Hollywood actor and comedian Carrey, 59, who is famous for his roles in The Mask, Bruce Almighty and Kick-Ass 2.
Djokovic said: “I haven’t meet Michael. Obviously I’m not the only one.
“He’s one of my childhood heroes, people I was looking up to, probably as most of this world. Meeting him would be really nice.
“We have a lot of common friends. I hear he loves golf. Maybe I can catch him on some of the golf courses in the future.
“Who else? Jim Carrey I would love to meet.
“He’s very interesting, very interesting guy. His views of the world are very intriguing to me. I would love to have a chat with him about that.”
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The 33-year-old came through a real battle against American Frances Tiafoe, securing a 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-3 win on the Rod Laver Arena.
He had to contend with the hot, humid afternoon conditions and having to serve with direct sunlight on the court.
Tiafoe grew increasingly hot under the collar and was hit with two time violations for taking more than 25 seconds to deliver his first serve.
Djokovic, the eight-time winner of this event, now plays American Taylor Fritz, looking to extend his winning record in this event to 17 matches.