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SIGHTING: Around the grounds of Indian Wells with Nole

Gettin' some Guga: Novak Djokovic was spotted getting his practice on with the beloved Gustavo Kuerten at Indian Wells this week. The Brazilian announced he'll retire from the tour after this year's French Open, where he won the crown in 1997, 2000, and 2001.

Apparently, Guga wasn't the only one getting in on the Nole action: fellow Aussie Open champ Maria "Shriek"apova conveniently booked a practice court next to the Serb:

Hmmm - after sharing the court at the recent Desert Smash Charity Celebrity Tennis event, the two seem to be enjoying each other's company again (remember those pesky romance rumors after last season's US Open?).

I wonder what his girlfriend Jelena thinks about their friendship....


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Comment by tennis baller on March 22, 2008 at 7:51pm
great find! more proof - i'm definitely keeping my eye on the situation
Comment by Elaine on March 22, 2008 at 4:09pm
While we're obsessing over the subject, I thought I would share another picture from someone from tennis talk website. Enjoy!
Comment by tennis baller on March 21, 2008 at 9:04pm
thanks elaine - no i haven't met either actually. take pics next time!
Comment by Elaine on March 21, 2008 at 2:49pm
Well, in all honesty, I can't say I blame her, or that I wouldn't be doing the same thing.
So, have you met Maria? Nole? I got the chance last year in Cincy to meet Nole. He and his doubles partner, the oldest Serb (don't know his name ), were VERY nice. Great pics and blog you have here.
Comment by tennis baller on March 21, 2008 at 2:19pm
i know elaine - we're not fooled. she doesn't seem to be very friendly with many people on tour - which is not uncommon - but she's particularly fond of Nole. we must keep an eye on this situation!
Comment by Elaine on March 21, 2008 at 1:56pm
Smart girl, that Maria.
I also wonder what Jelena thinks of what apparently looks like Maria 'moving in' on Nole.
Comment by tennis baller on March 21, 2008 at 1:07pm
ohhh - good one!
Comment by Andrew (Tampa Bay) on March 21, 2008 at 1:04pm
hahaha, is that a Canon PowerShot camera she's holding? Smile Nole! Roll Over!

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