So what exactly is this metallic-looking thing the size of a bottle cap attached to with duct tape? Novak Djokovic released at the French Open?
asked about it. He did not give a direct answer.
During the period between the end of the first set and the start of the second in the Grand Slam champion’s 7-6 (2), 6-0, 6-3 victory over Marton Vosovic at Roland Garros on Wednesday night, Djokovic took his team off. A red polo shirt and I exchanged it for another.
Nothing out of the ordinary there, especially after an hour and a half of gameplay.
Here’s what was unusual: Court Philippe Chatrier’s television cameras zoomed in on some of the objects placed in the middle of Djokovic’s chest. Tennis Channel commentators joked about his connection to the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, who is played on the big screen by Robert Downey Jr.
Someone might have told Djokovic this remark.
Because that was the bogus explanation given by the 36-year-old father of two when a reporter wanted him to explain exactly what this thing really was.
“When I was a kid, I loved Iron Man very much, so I try to emulate the Iron Man character,” Djokovic said with a smile.
Then he went further.
“My team introduces incredibly effective nanotechnology to help me perform at my best on the court, and this is the biggest secret of my career,” Djokovic joked. “Otherwise I probably wouldn’t be sitting here.” »
Perhaps a sequel to this saga will be released on Friday. This is when Djokovic will continue his quest for a third French Open title – and what will be a record 23rd men’s tournament, breaking a tie with rival Rafael Nadal – when he faces 29th seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
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