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Novak Djokovic Takes Maria Sharapova Impression to New Level (Video)

Perhaps there’s no tennis player with a surname more befitting than Novak Djokovic. The Serb is one of the biggest jokers on tour and widely known for his comedic impressions. Just this week we showed you a video of him smacking a reporter in the nuts with his racket. Now, via Sportress of Blogitude, we bring you this video of him impersonating Maria Sharapova:

Djokovic’s video apparently was a spoof of a commercial Sharapova did for Head last month. There was speculation in the past that the two could have been dating, but after all the impressions, I’m sure Novak killed his chances.

Here’s a video of Sharapova’s commercial to see how it compares:

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Novak Djokovic Pulls off Nut Shot Prank on Reporter Jean-René Dufort (Video)

It has been quite a while since we’ve featured a nut shot video here on LBS.  Those of you who enjoy them can thank the jokester of tennis, Novak Djokovic, for inspiring us to bring them back.  On the court, Djokovic is known for being one of the best tennis players in the world.  He is equally famous off the court, entertaining people with his hilarious impressions and quirky antics.  Canadian reporter Jean-René Dufort became Djokovic’s latest victim recently after he was on the receiving end of a Jimmy tap.  Check out the Novak Djokovic nut tap on a reporter video, courtesy of Deadspin via YouTube user TCtenniscanada:

The video would not be nearly as funny if Djokovic didn’t enjoy it so much.  It became hilarious for me when I realized how hilarious Novak thought it was.  Nothing wrong with being your own biggest fan.

Novak Djokovic Eats Wimbledon Grass After Winning Tournament (Video)

Novak Djokovic won his third career grand slam and first Wimbledon, beating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the finals Sunday. Consumed with euphoria after getting the win at the All England Club, Novak pulled a few blades of grass from the lawn and tasted them. Check out the video of Novak Djokovic eating grass:

When you’ve won Wimbledon, you can do almost anything you want — including tasting the grass. Of course when you think of grass eaters, you think of LSU football coach Les Miles who frequently does the same thing. Busted Racquet points out that Miles took notice of Djokovic, writing on twitter “I hear Wimbledon champ likes eating grass too. Hope he enjoyed it. Nothing beats Tiger Stadium grass though.”

I’m pretty sure Djokovic will say it tasted great. Anything feels great after winning Wimbledon. Now he’s won two of the three majors on the year with the U.S. Open next. You know what that means, right? More winning, and more funny impressions.

Video via The Score

John McEnroe: Novak Djokovic’s Streak More Impressive Than Mine

Novak Djokovic has incredibly won his first 37 matches of the tennis season, threatening to break John McEnroe’s record of 42 straight matches won to start a calendar year. Djokovic started off the year winning the Australian Open, then he won in Dubai, at the BNP Paribas Open, the Sony Ericsson Open, Serbia, Madrid, and last weekend at the Italian Open. He’s won on hardcourts, on clay, and he’s gone 7-0 against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, the other two top players in the world. Nole’s list of accomplishments to start the year is so impressive, McEnroe has said it’s better than what he did in 1984.

“Given there’s more competition, more athleticism, deeper fields, I’d say his record is even more impressive than mine – especially given that in 1984, the major in Australia was played at the end of the year,” McEnroe said when he announced he’ll be playing in London in December.

As if that’s not enough to knock you on your butt in surprise, McEnroe said he’s rooting for Djokovic to break the record!

“I’m quite excited that he might break my record at the French Open,” McEnroe added. “To put it mildly, it’s been quite amazing to see what he’s done and how much more confidently he’s playing.”

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Video: Rafael Nadal Goes Between-the-Legs on Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic likely couldn’t care less how many incredible shots Rafael Nadal put on him at Sunday’s Madrid Mutua Open final. Djokovic won the match and was crowned champion, which is why he has no problem letting people like us sweat the small stuff.  That is perfectly fine with us, because you’ll definitely want to see how Nadal took a page out of Roger Federer’s book (see shot A and shot B) on Sunday while he was battling it out with Djokovic.  Check out the Rafael Nadal between-the-legs shot video, as pointed out by SB Nation:

Take it from someone who is terrible at tennis but has attempted the between-the-legs shot just to see what all the fuss is about: you’ll hurt yourself if you try.  The fact that people like Federer and Nadal can pull it off with relative ease is amazing to me, even if our commenters have accused me of overreacting in the past.

Roger Federer Explains Previous Loss to Novak Djokovic Was Rafael Nadal Thing

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have met 19 times in their careers and Federer holds the head-to-head lead 13-6. Fed has won the past three matches between the two, but Novak got him when it mattered most — the semifinals of the U.S. Open. Djokovic won that match in five sets last year but wound up losing to Rafael Nadal in the finals. Both Novak and Roger agreed that a matter of a few shots determined who won or lost, but Roger offered up another potential reason for his defeat in September.

“Maybe I just felt like I have to get out of this match as quick as I could to save energy to play Rafa the next day,” Federer said prior to his semifinal match against Djokovic at the Australian Open. It’s a plausible explanation, considering how feared Nadal is as an opponent, and the issue that Federer would not have had a day off between the semis and finals.

Ironically enough, the finals ended up being postponed a day because of rain and Nadal won the tournament on Monday. Though looking ahead may have cost Federer at the U.S. Open, it may have taught him a valuable lesson he can apply for the future: always go all out to ensure you win your current match otherwise there won’t be a next match. We also call that the Lou Piniella Rule.

Time for Novak Djokovic’s Hilarious Impressions to Rock NYC Again

I’ve been a fan of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic for the past few years. I really admired his strong all-around game, but then he started to score bonus points with his hilarious impressions and rumored fling with Maria Sharapova. While I’d be all over (literally) fellow Serbian Ana Ivanovic if I were Djokovic, Jimmy Traina at SI points out that he’s doing just fine, as he’s rumored to be dating Olympian hottie Leryn Franco. Not bad. Jimmy also posted another great video of Djokovic’s excellent impressions of fellow tennis players. If we’re lucky enough, he might put those impressions on display this week at the U.S. Open. Check it:

I’m not sure who the first person was, but I think it was Lleyton Hewitt. After that, the Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, and Roger Federer. This guy’s hilarious. If he were American, I think he’d be good enough to renew interest in the sport in the U.S. — he’s that colorful.