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Watch: Novak Djokovic chats with a French Open ball boy during rain delay

Novak Djokovic shares a seat and an umbrella with a ball boy during his first-round match. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images) Novak Djokovic shares a seat and an umbrella with a ball boy during his first-round match. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rain halted play during the second set of Novak Djokovic's first-round match at the French Open against Joao Sousa, with Djokovic leading 6-1, 5-2. To entertain the crowd (and likely to entertain himself), Djokovic asked the ball boy holding his umbrella to come sit down next to him.

Djokovic first let the boy hold his racket, who stared at it slack-jawed, and then handed him a bottle of Perrier before grabbing sports drink for himself. The two proceeded to clink bottles before taking sips. Cheers, indeed.

Watch the video below, and be sure to notice the ball boy on the right, especially from the :35 mark to the :43 mark, just laughing at the whole situation.

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Djokovic went on to win the match 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, and will play Jeremy Chardy in the second round. The rain held off on the first day of play at the French Open, but it's causing delays on Day 2 at Roland Garros. The last matches on courts 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 14, 16, and 17 have already been cancelled.

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