Novak Djokovic shouldn’t eat so shadily during changeovers

Chris Chase
Busted Racquet

Above is a picture of Novak Djokovic putting something into his mouth during a changeover in the fourth set of his semifinal victory over Andy Murray at the Australian Open.

It would be wholly unremarkable by itself. Most players eat something during long matches, whether it be power gels or bananas or protein bars. What was strange about this is that Djokovic felt the need to eat the unidentified object behind the cover of terrycloth.

I know what you're going to say: He was toweling off while eating. After watching the replay as much as I watched that scene of Brooklyn Decker ocean scene from "Just Go With It," I can say with some confidence that this was not the case. Novak was covering his face like a murder suspect going in to the courthouse for an arraignment.

Why the mystery? It's nothing nefarious, I'm sure. It's not like he was eating an HGH meatball. The incident was a little baffling though since eating on a changeover is common and not something that has to be done in the shadows.

What do you think it was?

A reporter later asked Djokovic whether he medicates during the match.

No," he replied. "You try to get energized in every way. A lot of liquids, try to eat something, as well, that gives you energy."

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Busted Racquet: How Rafa Nadal got the best of Roger Federer (again)
ThePostGame: Yale quarterback Patrick Witt's uplifting story gets murky
Shutdown Corner: Debating Bill Belichick's big brain
Business: IMF leads global push for euro zone to boost firewall

What to Read Next