2010 US Open: The Dad Versus The Uncle

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Tony Nadal, the uncle and coach of Rafael Nadal of Spain, looks on during the Men's Singles Final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Dijana Djokovic and Srdjan Djokovic, parents of Novak Djokovic, watch play between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland during the men's singles semifinal match on day thirteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

A rain-delayed Monday US Open final dawns.

Can Djokovic repeat his moment of magic against the top seed, Rafael Nadal?

Nadal is the overwhelming favourite going into the Flushing Meadows final.

But Djokovic should look no further than his own box, more specifically his father wearing an extraordinarily loud T-shirt with the Joker’s mug smiling back at him for awesome motivation.

Djokovic’s dad , Srdjan Djokovic, dares to look ridiculous just so his son Djokovic can feel that he’s not alone struggling on that blue quad.

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Ambrose Bierce: Politics

Ambrose Bierce, American author

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Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

–  Ambrose Bierce.