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Kate Hudson, Jeremy Piven among stars at Novak Djokovic’s fundraiser

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Jeremy Piven and Novak Djokovic stretch it out at a charity event in London. (Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation)

Novak Djokovic didn’t get to wear his tuxedo to the Wimbledon Champions Ball on Sunday night, but he put it to good use 24 hours later. Alongside his girlfriend, Jelena Ristic, Djokovic hosted a charity gala for the Novak Djokovic Foundation at The Roundhouse in London on Monday, an event that featured an impressive guest list of celebrities.

Goldie Hawn and daughter Kate Hudson took to a makeshift tennis court at the event, as did Boris Becker and Jeremy Piven. Also in attendance were Naomi Campbell, Sarah Ferguson (who serves as the charity’s Global Ambassador), Sir Richard Branson, Gerard Butler and newly minted Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli.

The event raised almost $1.8 million for the foundation, whose mission is to provide assistance to children in disadvantaged communities in Serbia. Djokovic hosted a similar gala event after the U.S. Open last September that raised $1.4 million.

After the jump, check out video and more pictures from the event.

In his opening remarks before the live-auction portion of the night, Djokovic joked, “Yesterday we had the Wimbledon finals and for all of you who didn’t watch, I lost. I’m a loser.”

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Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic; Djokovic and Marion Bartoli (Karwai Tang/WireImage; Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation)

Tim Henman and Boris Becker

Tim Henman; Lilly and Boris Becker (Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images; Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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Richard Branson, Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn and Novak Djokovic (Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation)

 Novak Djokovic, Jelena Ristic, Jeremy Piven and Richard Branson

Novak Djokovic, Jelena Ristic, Jeremy Piven and Richard Branson (Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation)

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic (Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation)

  • Published On Jul 10, 2013
  • 3 comments
    MarcNichol
    MarcNichol

    i'll say as well, murray's never looked better..i actually thought he looked like he was getting a little bulky up top for a while but now he looks perfectly streamlined but with good bulk, one of the most impressive physiques i've seen on a tennis player who don't always impress with their sport-specific training...all of murray's work has definitely paid off..he may be the best athlete on tour now

    MarcNichol
    MarcNichol

    i'll toss this out there, one of the mcenroe brothers said during the final i believe that novak, already thin, looked like he had lost another 5 lbs. or so during the tournament


    i read before the tournament that he said his weight is now consistently between 172-76 lbs....was close to ten lbs. heavier before the gluten-free diet which i'm not sure he is completely on anymore just because i don't hear him talking about it


    obviously the diet/fitness changes helped him to become a great champion but has he gone too far in the other direction?...is he lacking some strength that would have prevented him fading on sunday?...he looked almost gaunt at 6'2"


    this is no means a knock on andy, i'm just beginning to wonder if novak has enough meat on his bones to use an old phrase

    aachooo11
    aachooo11

    @MarcNichol You're comparing Novak to what? I'm happy for Andy's Wimbledon win but there is no denying that Novak is a supreme player. Not just great. He is no 1 and deservedly so. His shot-making repertoire is like a library and his movement on court is unique! He pushed Nadal to 5 sets in RG-thats a feat in itself. Tough loss for him in 2 GS's in a row. Coming from a Nadal fan. Appreciate your defiance of the no.1 though:-)