Djokovic, Kuerten score in charity football match

November 18, 2012, 11:35 PM

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Novak Djokovic and former three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten both scored in a charity football game played before a Brazilian league match in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

The exhibition was organized by Djokovic’s Serbian countryman, Dejan Petkovic, who starred for several Brazilian clubs in the past decade. Former Brazil stars Zico and Bebeto were among the participants.

The 3-3 draw was played at Engenhao stadium before Brazilian league champion Fluminense lost 2-0 to Cruzeiro. Fluminense lifted the league trophy after the match, its first at home since clinching the title last week.

Djokovic joined Kuerten to open a public tennis court in the Rocinha shantytown on Friday. On Saturday, the Brazilian defeated the current No. 1 in the world in a tennis exhibition.

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