- World heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua took to Instagram to share a photo of himself and tennis star Novak Djokovic
- The pair met in Dubia, United Arab Emirates
- Joshua captioned the photo "A real humble brother, all the best next year."
Two of sport's best personalities in Novak Djokovic and Anthony Joshua have been taking a break from their respective schedules by hanging out with each other in Dubai.
World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, took to Instagram to share a photo of him chilling out with the 12-time tennis Grand Slam champion in the Dubai heat.
He captioned the post: "A real humble brother, all the best next year."
Djokovic has been resting up after it was confirmed that he had withdrawn from next week's Qatar Open, which has placed a further question mark on his participation in the Australian Open.
The Serbian has been sidelined for the last six months and was unable to play in an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi on Friday when an elbow injury flared up.
He said in a statement on his personal website: 'Unfortunately, the situation with the elbow has not changed for the better since yesterday. I still feel the pain. Therefore, I will have to withdraw from the ATP tournament in Doha.'
Meanwhile, Joshua could soon be set to return to the ring with his proposed unification bout against Joseph Parker expected to be finalised in the coming days.
Representatives for the New Zealand fighter are set to fly to London next week to put the final touches to a deal that will see two unbeaten world champions collide in March or April next year.
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Following months of negotiations, Parker's side were expected to return a contract to Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn on Friday after the two camps finally agreed a purse split - of between 70-30 per cent and 65-35 per cent in Joshua's favour.
A date and venue for the mega-fight have yet to be agreed, with Hearn revealing last week that March 24, March 31 and April 7 are currently being considered alongside a number of stadiums including Twickenham and Cardiff's Principality Stadium.
NAIJ.com previously reported that World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has expressed his joy at having boxing to give him the discipline he needed for 2017. The Olympian suggested 2017 saved him in a post on social media.
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