The 13-time Grand Slam winner switched his trunks for some tighter swimwear while in Spain for warm weather training before the US Open. Wimbledon champion Djokovic attracts attention as he wears budgie smugglers while training in Marbella https://t.co/BQ9FKeWLrq— Nole❤️4U???????????? (@4uNole) August 5, 2018
Leave it to a UK tabloid to teach us yankees a new phrase, even post-Wimbledon.
Introducing "budgie smugglers." The phrase comes from the Aussies, actually, and it's apropos given the support provided to one Novak Djokovic recently in Marbella, Spain.
The Serb freshly harbors another Wimbledon crown, while his tiny swimsuit harbors the stuff of a ready-made Sun headline. Training with his family in tow in Marbella, where he has a second (or third, or fourth) home, Djokovic took off on a run wearing just his Speedo-esque suit, a baseball cap turned backward, shoes and a trademark cross necklace.
The ATP star, currently ranked No. 10, was joined by younger brother Marko Djokovic, who documented the appearance either for social media or intra-family laughs. It's a classic overshare in waiting.
This is hardly Djokovic's first or only recent time going public in little. Just three days ago, he hopped into a pool as three pups gave chase, celebrating a crossing of the 4-million-fans threshold on Instagram. Before that, he famously rocked a remarkably small item of underwear in a runway show as part of the 2009 ATP Montreal tournament.
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