A party was held Sunday night in Montreal for Rogers Cup tennis players (including Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Fernando Verdasco, Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga) at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. On the agenda was a fashion show of designs by Yves Jean Lacasse, including a robe and underwear modeled by world #4 Novak Djokovic.
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I never thought I'd ever use that headline. As an ad I'm not sure this works because after I watched it, I wasn't really sure what it was for - baby oil, perhaps? Though when I ultimately saw it was a commercial for Head, it pretty much made sense.
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Novak Djokovic was booed last night by the U.S. Open crowd after his 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) quarter-final victory for commenting on a joke by Andy Roddick that he was faking more than 16 injuries.
Djokovic later apologized: "Unfortunately, Andy made a statement, and I don't think it was intentional. He made a joke and it was a misunderstanding. I exaggerated and I reacted bad in that moment. I apologise if I reacted like that. It was just impulsive and I had a lot of emotions in the last two days."
No worries. All's well in the world of tennis hotties.
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Prominent Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic stood with the Serbian people who have been rioting since Kosovo's declaration of independence, which the U.S. has stood behind. He release this video message (translated by a YouTube commenter):
Hello to all of Serbia and all who are with us
This is the toughest of times in the history of Serbia
and I want to thank eveyone who has come here to this meeting
and to show the world that we are not small and weak,
that we are united and willing to defend what is ours
I am sad I can not be with you physically right now
and I want eveyone to know that my family and myself are with kosovo always
entire situation is very hard on me as entire history of serbian nation is stemming from kosovo
kosovo is serbian and shall remain so forever.
Meanwhile, during the burning of the U.S. Embassy some of the rioting Serbs had this message for CNN:
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Attention tennis fans and athletic clothing fetishists, here's a chance to own the discarded item which afforded us all these great shots.
The person who caught one of Nole's shirts that he threw into the stands during the final of the Australian Open is selling it on eBay. The big selling point here seems to be "full of sweat!"
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Of course the second part of that headline is simply wishful thinking, but that's how it looked after Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Australian Open over the weekend to win his first tennis Grand Slam title and become the first Serbian tennis player to achieve such heights in tennis.
Agence France Presse reports: "His victory was the first Grand Slam final since the 2005 Australian Open not won by Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal with the top-ranked pair dominating the game, claiming the last 11 majors between them. 'I am so proud of myself and to be the first Serbian who won the Grand Slam title,' said Djokovic, who eclipsed Jim Courier as the youngest men's winner at Melbourne Park. 'I was trying to stay there with Jo because I knew that sooner or later with my style of the game I could get in control of the match, which I did in the middle of the second set. Today I was nervous on the start because I was in the strange situation of being the favorite in the final of a Grand Slam. It was dangerous, but I managed to cope with the pressure well and to win.' Djokovic and Tsonga rocked the established order by dumping Federer and Nadal out in the semi-finals to set up a decider unimaginable at the start of the tournament."
We look forward to seeing much more of Djokovic in the future.