No. 3 Novak Djokovic is never a disappointment with a mic in front of him, which is why we're thankful he continues to win matches at the 2010 U.S. Open. The more of him on camera, the better.
That may be a poor choice of words, given his post-match interview Thursday night after defeating Germany's Philipp Petzschner 7-5, 6-3, 7-6. An entertaining evening that saw several fans removed from the stands for fighting and two hotly-contested sets was capped off by Brad Gilbert asking Djokovic whether he had a tweener shot like Federer's in his arsenal. His response:
"No, I have something else between my legs."
[pause for uproarious laughter from the crowd]
"Don't worry. I will not show it to you tonight."
Mercifully, the producers know better than to put the camera on Gilbert by this time, but you can imagine his reaction. Win or lose (he next faces James Blake), Djokovic is the clear star of early-round play, at least from a ratings perspective.
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