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Tennis player mocks Neymar's diving at Wimbledon

Jonas Bjorkman brought the house down with some tennis banter at SW19.

NEYMAR’S THEATRICS ARE not just for football players any more.

The Brazil star’s rather dramatic reaction to a Miguel Layun challenge in the Selecao’s 2-0 round of 16 win over Mexico has drawn plenty of attention.

Since, Neymar has seen his nation eliminated from the World Cup in the quarter-finals, but his infamous moment live on, as the #NeymarChallenge makes the rounds on the internet.

The challenge has seen people either imitate Neymar’s reaction after the incident, or add the clip of him rolling to various situations for comedic effect.

The former was on display at Wimbledon, the third of tennis’ annual Grand Slam events.

In a third-round senior doubles match, Jonas Bjorkman was struck in the back by a ball hit by partner Todd Woodbridge.

Bjorkman was fine, and laughed about the incident, along with his partner and the crowd.

However, after a few moments, Bjorkman decided he wanted to have some more fun at the expense of Neymar, as he grabbed his stomach and then rolled around to the centre of the court.

Source: Alexandre Chagas/YouTube

One of Bjorkman’s opponents, Mansour Bahrami decided to get in on the act, as he climbed over the net at Bjorkman’s dramatic insistence, as he waved for help.

Bahrami then proceeded to do mock CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

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