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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.

(h/t: @illatopositivo)

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

About Victoria Chiesa (113 Articles)
One time, Eva Asderaki told me I was lovely. It was awesome. @vrcsports

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