Novak Djokovic did a little dance to celebrate win over Andreas Haider-Maurer

By Maria Coder
Updated September 03, 2015 04:20 PM
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Self-proclaimed sports entertainer Cameron Hughes got past security guards and landed front-and-center at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City to dance Gangnam-style with the top-ranked tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic.

Just before midnight – and fresh after Djokovic’s second-round victory against Andreas Haider-Maurer – Hughes ran down from the stands, zig-zagged through security and burst into a dance with the tennis star.

The two started waving towels in the air, bopping to the music. Then Hughes slipped an “I love New York” T-shirt over Djokovic’s head.

While the jig wasn’t planned Djokovic was game.

“I’m glad that he came down to the court,” Djokovic told ESPN. “It was not planned. I’m happy for him. He’s a true entertainer. I know him for definitely five years. Each year I see him in one of my matches, dancing, taking down the layers of [his] T-shirts.”

After Hughes put the shirt on Djokovic, he took off the U.S. Open shirt he was wearing to reveal the same “I Love New York” print.

“You know, it never gets old,” Djokovic said. “It’s always good to see him dance, perform. He gets the crowd going in the night session in Arthur Ashe, which is always very unique for players and for fans.”

Wednesday was Djokovic’s 29th consecutive victory in the second round at a major, a streak dating back to 2008. He also has nine Grand Slam titles, including at the 2011 U.S. Open – where he also danced with Hughes.