The Eighth Circle of Rome: A Trophy Ceremony Nose-Dive
Novak Djokovic had a perfect Sunday in Rome.
The World No. 1 claimed his second consecutive, and fourth overall, title at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 2 seed Roger Federer. The Serb ensured that just one break of serve in each set would do the job as he faced just one break point in the match — winning a staggering 84 percent of points on his first serve and 67 percent of points behind his second delivery.
Everything was going along just fine, that is, until the trophy presentation — in a dimension of sight, of sound, of mind…and of opera.
It was a weird time.
(And don’t think it was just reserved for #men, either. Earlier, this happened to Maria Sharapova.)
While Djokovic might’ve won the title, he most certainly lost this battle against a bottle of Moët & Chandon.
Pro tip: do not do this.
Naturally, the Internet laughed.
Then it judged.
Then it got concerned.
Thankfully, no(se)body got seriously hurt, but that champagne just can’t be tamed.
/shows self out
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