26 Dec 2009

Tennis star to play role of Yugoslav king

11:51 am on 26 December 2009

World number three tennis player Novak Djokovic is to play the role of Yugoslavia's first king in a television series.

King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic unified the kingdoms of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia after World I. He was assassinated in France in 1934.

Djokevic and his younger brother will reportedly play the king at different stages of his life. The series will be broadcast in 2011.