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Watch Video: Neymar’s ‘diving’ theatrics at FIFA WC mocked by tennis player at Wimbledon


Brazil football star Neymar is receiving more attention for his ‘diving’ in the FIFA World Cup than his goal-scoring abilities. Neymar scored two goals in Brazil campaign this year but was more in news for his play-acting in attempts to draw fouls during matches. Now, it looks like the footballer is being remembered at the Wimbledon, too. Tennis star Jonas Bjorkman did his own impression of Neymar during a match at Wimbledon 2018. The incident took place during the third-round of senior doubles match between Mansour bahrami, Goran Ivanisevic, Jonas Björkman and Todd Woodbridge, on Friday. And in the middle of the match, Bjorkman was hit by the ball on his back by his partner. Even though it didn’t hurt much, he later decided to have some fun at the expense of Neymar.

Watch the video below:

In the video we can see Bjorkman started rolling around the center of the court. Bahrami decided to join in on the act and he climbed over the net. He even attempted to do a mock-CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Bjorkman.

In other Wimbledon matches, last day Kevin Anderson beat American John Isner to reach 2nd grand slam final. Anderson beat Isner in Wimbledon’s second longest match which lasted for 6 hours and 36 minutes. Novak Djokovic took a one-set lead over Rafael Nadal in the other match, which was suspended, and will be continued on Saturday. Today, the former women’s world No 1 Serena Williams will lock horns against Angelique Kerber in Championship final.