Don't worry, Colbert was holding his Captain America shield

By Christopher Rosen
Updated September 15, 2015 at 12:30 PM EDT
Credit: CBS

Novak Djokovic won the U.S. Open this year, and to celebrate his victory, the 28-year-old appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to fire a serve at host Stephen Colbert, who was holding a Captain America shield. (Stars, they’re just like us!)

Djokovic, whose serve frequently tops 100 miles per hour, joked with Colbert before gearing up to hit him with a tennis ball. “I [got] this beautiful trophy, and when I bring it to the movie theater, I get free refills,” Djokovic said of his U.S. Open win. But the big prize was the chance to pelt Colbert.

“This folks, it’s a time-honored tradition dating back from when Billie Jean King served at Dick Cavett, all the way back to Rod Laver drilling Ed Sullivan,” Colbert said, before bidding farewell to the audience, just in case something went awry. “Ladies and gentleman, it has been an honor being your host.” As it turns out, Colbert was just fine — but let it be known that Djokovic has pretty great aim.

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