The Daily Gambling Fix 8/17/11 – Ashley Hobbs
Prankster Novak Djokovic Smacks Reporter In The Nuts With Racket During Interview (Video)
Novak Djokovic is currently in the midst of a torrid stretch of play that has vaulted him to the top of the men’s tennis rankings. So far this year he has won the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and just last week he won the Rogers Cup, a key tune-up for the upcoming U.S. Open.
Since the start of his meteoric rise, we’ve gotten to know Novak a little better. We have come to know, for example, that he’s a huge dog-lover, and that he’s got a pretty awesome sense of humor. Now we learn that the world #1 tennis player is also quite the practical joker.
In an interview with Québécois radio and television personality René Dufort last week during the Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal, Djokovic got Dufort to fall for the oldest trick in the tennis prank handbook. While Dufort examines the top of his racquet, Djokovic pulls down on it so the handle gives the reporter a good rap on the gonads. Extremely pleased with his gag, Djokovic hunches over in laughter before telling Dufort that you always have to protect your balls when hanging out with tennis players.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]