Ellen DeGeneres is a woman of many talents; comedy, television, humanitarianism – she's done it all. But one thing we didn't have the 58-year-old down as was trainer to international tennis stars.
But when Serbian player Novak Djokovic stopped by The Ellen Show this week, she found herself roped into helping him prepare for Wimbledon later this year.
Novak Djokovic opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about his success
Novak, 28, who is currently world No. 1 in men's singles, admitted even he is at risk of being overtaken by the up and coming players. When asked by Ellen who he sees as competition, Novak admitted he thinks Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitriov have great potential.
He said: "They're performing well and beating some of the top players. Tennis needs rivalries but it also needs new generations."
He's the number one men's player in the world, but Novak still wants help from Ellen
Although he's at the top of his game right now, Novak revealed he believes his success isn't just down to putting in work on the pitch. He continued: "I'm at the peak of my abilities at the moment. This is the best time of my career, but everything has come together over the last couple of years."
The star insisted his success really picked up when he managed to find harmony and balance between his work and home life. He and wife Jelena are parents to baby boy Stefan, who Novak revealed turned 17-months on the day of his chat with Ellen.
Clearly excited by the prospect, Ellen told Novak she'd be present for the men's final at Wimbledon later this year – and he took the opportunity to use that to his advantage.
He joked: "We should hit a couple of balls on the grass. Are you available Sunday July 11 in the morning, to warm me up?"
Feigning shock, Ellen replied: "Yes. I'm saying yes." If this happens, we absolutely have to see it!