POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Sep 09, 2009 AT 16:07 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 14, 2009 19:49 IST

A mental health break for four and a half minutes. After beating Radek Stepanek at the 2009 US Open, Novak Djokovic sportingly agreed to imitate John "You Cannot Be Serious" McEnroe* and then challenged him to a tennis mini match.

*Cultural referece for those not as old as to know:

McEnroe used to always have words for the chair umpires and once memorably yelled out, while ranting at umpire Edward James, during the 1981 Wimbledon Championships:

"I'm not having points taken off me by an incompetent old fool. You are the absolute pits of the world!"

Some more quotes on the court:

  • "You can't see as well as these fucking flowers - and they're fucking  plastic." (to a line judge):
  • "What other problems do you have besides being unemployed, a moron and a dork?" (to a spectator): 
  • "It would be a nice place if you took all the people out of the city." (on visiting Paris, 1977)
  • "This taught me a lesson, but I'm not quite sure what it is"
  • “If you believe that [Anna Kournikova's claim that she is a virgin], I've never questioned a call in my life.”
POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Sep 09, 2009 AT 16:07 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 14, 2009 19:49 IST
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