Video: A Tennis Match Marriage Proposal

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Video: A Tennis Match Marriage Proposal
Wed 28-01-2015

A tennis fan popped the question mid-match at the Australian Open. Then winner Djokovic got everyone to sing Happy Birthday to his mother!

World number one Novak Djokovic didn't seem to mind that his winning match against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco when a brave spectator popped the question to his girlfriend during the middle of the game.

Djokovic had just prevailed over Verdasco to take the second set, held in the main court of the Rod Laver Arena, when the stadium's 'kiss cam' captured the heartwarming moment for thousands of tennis fans around the country.

The 1,500 strong audience erupted into applause when the man popped the question- and waited with bated breath until she said yes.

The camera panned to the happy couple, who celebrated the very public moment as many of the spectators in the arena stood to congratulate them with resounding claps.

The man then took a moment to respond to the watching crowd, throwing his fists in the air as a sign of success, prompting rapturous applause.

Even the four-time Australian Open winner took a moment to show his well wishes, turning in his seat as he rested from the intense competition. 'It's nice to see this moment,' Djokovic said, after advancing to the fourth round of the Australian Open. 'I'm sure he was very happy when she said yes.'