Novak Djokovic Brought To Tears By Ankle Injury In Davis Cup

Novak Djokovic Brought To Tears By Ankle Injury In Davis CupWorld No. 1 Novak Djokovic has suffered an ankle injury playing for Serbia in the country’s 2013 Davis Cup quarterfinal against the United States. According to a Reuters report, Djokovic reportedly twisted his ankle in just the third game of the match against Sam Querrey, which he went on to win 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-0 to give Serbia an insurmountable 3-1 lead in their quarterfinal.

‘Wasn’t so optimistic’

The win sparked wild scenes on the court as Serbian players and officials rushed to celebrate the victory and their Davis Cup semifinal berth. After the game, however, Djokovic wasn’t so optimistic:

Injuries are part of the sport and you try to avoid them as an athlete as much as you can. The nature of the injury is still to be determined.

‘Definitely not a good first sign’

One hour, one hour and a half after the end of the match, all I can say is it doesn’t look good. It’s swollen, and when it’s swollen it’s definitely not a good first sign. I’m going to do everything I can in my power to recover till that tournament [Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on April 140. How realistic that is, I don’t know what to tell you.

This comes as a bitter blow for the reigning world champion, who had once again started the 2013 season in emphatic fashion—successfully defending his title at the 2013 Australian Open before following that up with a win at the Dubai Open.

Do you think Novak Djokovic will be able to recover from his ankle injury just in time for the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on April 14? Or should he forgo the Masters and wait for the French Open instead?

Source: Dan Talintyre, Bleacher Report

Image: SB Nation

Novak Djokovic Is Buying All The Donkey Cheese In The World

Novak Djokovic Is Buying All The Donkey Cheese In The WorldWe know that “Novak Djokovic is buying the world’s entire supply of donkey cheese” sounds like the kind of headline that would show up around April Fool’s, but it’s apparently legit. The world No. 1 is spending millions to purchase all of the rare cheese made from, uh, donkey milk.

‘Most expensive cheese’

The cheese, known as pule, is white, crumbly and made from donkey’s milk. It runs over $500 per pound, in part because one pound of the cheese requires over three gallons of milk. It’s produced in Djokovic’s native Serbia, and he plans to use it in his soon-to-open chain of restaurants.  (Too much to hope that the restaurants are named “Donkey Cheese”?)

Pule recently received the distinction of the”world’s most expensive cheese.” Created at one farm in one town in Serbia, the cheese is derived from milk on one of Serbia’s most well-known natural reserves. Djokovic purchased the farm’s entire year’s supply.

‘Donkey cheese market’

“It will save a lot of effort having to deal with various restaurants, with only one customer buying the lot we don’t have to worry too much about salesmen,” said Slobodan Simic, manager of the farm. “It is a great vote of confidence as well in what we do here.” Simic recently told Reuters that the cheese could fetch as much as $2,900 a pound if it were sold on the open market, but it’s sold privately at around $576 a pound to promote the farm’s conservation efforts.

Congrats to Djokovic for cornering the donkey cheese market. We look forward to Donkey Cheese Sticks and Donkey Cheese Omelets showing up on his menus very soon.

What do you think will be the name of Novak Djokovic’s new cheesy business? Do you like pule?

Source: Yahoo Sports

Image: UK News