Novak Djokovic and Carlos Gomez-Herrera, the unlikely doubles pair of the Marbella ATP grasscourt event, reached the semi-finals on Wednesday with the 355th-ranked player insisting it’s a “dream” to play alongside the world No 1.
Djokovic and Gomez-Herrera defeated top seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 10-8.
Djokovic, the 19-time Grand Slam winner who will be bidding for a sixth Wimbledon title next week, is a long-time friend of Gomez-Herrera.
But their careers have taken dramatically different paths.
Djokovic, who has been world number one for a record number of weeks and was the first man in over half a century to win all four Slams twice when he won the French Open, has earnings of almost $150 million.
The Serb has made over $4 million in 2021 alone.
Gomez-Herrera, 31, has banked just $16,000 this year and $163,000 in his career. His singles ranking is 355 and 258 in doubles.
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