Wimbledon 2011: Underwear, One-Way Streets and Central European Champions

Linus FernandesAnalyst IIJuly 4, 2011

The Djoker and girl-friend Jelena Ristic
The Djoker and girl-friend Jelena RisticClive Brunskill/Getty Images

“Bjorn Loves John”—that’s what will be emblazoned on Bjorn Borg’s new line of underwear.

Mac the Mouth disclosed that he has donned the Borg name under his pants for the past 10 years. Now, he has a chance to get his own back.

The former champs are serious.

A better idea would be for Bjorn to launch a special edition of  Borg Loves Nadal when the Spaniard equals Bjorn's record of 11 majors.

For a man who is immensely flattered to be compared to the inimitable Swede, there could be no bigger compliment.

But then, Armani might not be too happy about it.

For now, it's merely a Perfect 10  for the Mallorcan.

Rafael Nadal was on his way to a third Wimbledon title and his 11th major, until he turned into a one-way path—Djokovic Street.”  Unfortunately, traffic was not flowing his way.

The Serbian knocked out the defending champion in four sets, a thorough demolition of the man who would be GOAT. Is there a chance that we might soon be saying the same of Nadal, that he is the best ever except he was not the best of his generation?

That’s assuming the Djoker can sustain his spell of excellence and attain a stranglehold over his senior—by a year.

Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe: Peddling underwear.
Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe: Peddling underwear.Julian Finney/Getty Images

We shall see.


Did You Know?

Petra Kvitova is the first Czech woman since Jana Novotna—in 1998—to win Wimbledon.

Jan Kodes was the last Czech man to triumph at Wimbledon in 1973 representing the erstwhile Czechoslovakia.

Novak Djokovic is the first Serbian to win the men’s title. He is the first man from a Central European country to capture the title since Croatian Goran Ivanisevic in 2001.

No Central European "pair’" have lifted the singles title in the same year. 

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