The Serbian tennis player was given a bottle with contents prepared by one of his assistants in the stands, who frantically sought to hide the operation. Video
The Serbian tennis player's coach gave him a special preparation to hydrate Nole in the Paris-Bercy semifinal
Novak Djokovic(7th in the ATP ranking) could not retain his title at the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy after losing in the final to the young Dane Holger Rune (18th) 3-6, 6-3 and 7-5, but all eyes were on the Serbian after some images that went viral after his victory in the semifinals against Stéfanos Tsitsipas.
The former number one of the The world had to struggle on their way to the final in the French capital and was able to defeat the Greek in a demanding tie-break. Precisely in that game a controversy was unleashed on social networks with a video showing Nole's physiotherapist, Ulises Badio, preparing a special drink for his player.
A spectator recorded the exact moment in which the member of Djokovic's team reached into a backpack to take out a bottle of water and mix some ingredients in it. The mystery grew when one of the collaborators detected that they could be being recorded and immediately turned his back to avoid seeing what was being prepared.
Then, the corner of the Serbian star called a ball boy who ran to take the enigmatic yellow bottle to the tennis player's chair, who was resting. Djoko appreciated the gesture and continued to hydrate before resuming the match.
Novak Djokovic during the final against Holger Rune in Paris-Bercy (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)
The truth is that the 21-time Grand Slam champion was able to win his match against Tsitsipas after drinking the drink prepared by his staff. This is not the first time this has happened and the Serbian has already been asked about the mysterious drink that powers him up in each match. “It's a magic potion”, he said months ago, fueling even more rumors about the content inside the little yellow bottle.
In the last edition of Wimbledon, Djokovic was in the center of the scene when he put a white bottle that did not seem to have water in it. According to the British newspaper The Telegraph, they would not be illegal substances, but an isotonic powder to mix with water that serves to give the athlete a shock of energy.
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