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The most observant spectators who attended the second-round match between Novak Djokovic and Marton Fucsovics were able to note the presence of a mysterious metal patch stuck on the chest of the Serb under a bandage holding him.
After his victory in three sets and during a rather confusing press conference where he went from his burning news around Kosovo by maintaining his words to some reflections on the NBA and his admiration for Nikola Jokic and Denver, the man with 22 Grand Slam titles agreed to evoke this intriguing and unprecedented device by comparing it to that of the... of Iron Man.
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When I was a kid, I loved Iron Man and I want to be like him. My team has developed a nanotechnology system that allows me to perform at my best on the court. It's probably the biggest secret of my career," said Djokovic, keeping all his seriousness.
Joke to lead the audience in a context of controversy after his controversial position during the first round or real find allowing him to improve his performance? The debate remains open but the comparison with Iron Man has not gone unnoticed.
The superhero of Marvel comics and Hollywood blockbusters actually has a reactor integrated into his full armor that acts as an artificial heart by guaranteeing him unparalleled power. In the next round of the France International, the Avenger Djokovic will in any case be opposed to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.