2012 Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic Attempts Joke, No One Laughs

Prior to defeating Juan Carlos Ferraro 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in the opening round of the 2012 Wimbledon Tournament on Monday, the world's No. 1 ranked player, Novak Djokovic, attempted to pull a practical joke on the crowd attending the match.

Instead of pulling out his racket, Djokovic pulled out a miniature golf club in an attempt at humor.

Nobody laughed.

Courtesy of SB Nation's main site:

"It was a little joke we wanted to do with my sponsor. They provided me with a junior golf club because the bags look like golf bags. You can place them the way the golf bag is standing," Djokovic told the Associated Press after he took a child's golf club from his tennis bag and placed it on the sideline before facing Juan Carlos Ferraro. The spectators were not amused.

"So it was a little funny thing. Being creative, that's all," Djokovic said about his prank that registered just this side of "meh" on the fun-o-meter. "But the fans corrected me right away. They said, 'This is not a golf course'. I said, ‘Okay.''

You can see a video of the stunt here.

For more Wimbledon 2012 coverage, stay locked with this StoryStream. For more tennis news and analysis, also be sure to check out SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.