Novak Djokovic Nearly Lost An Eye When Popping The Champagne After His Rome Title [Video]
by Tom Gainey | May 18th, 2015, 9:20 am

Novak Djokovic’s French Open hopes and dreams nearly came to a crashing end yesterday after winning his fourth Rome title, beating Roger Federer 64 63.

During the post-match trophy ceremony, Djokovic popped the customary champagne, except the cork nearly hit him in the eye!

Watch for yourself:

Djokovic had to get treatment for the injury which drew blood near his nose.

“I am very, very fortunate to still have my eye,โ€ Djokovic said. “We had an argument with Mr Champagne and he certainly threw a punch I will not forget.

“He must know I donโ€™t like drinking champagne, so he decided to strike me. Luckily it was only my nose.”

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5 Comments for Novak Djokovic Nearly Lost An Eye When Popping The Champagne After His Rome Title [Video]

RZ Says:

Good thing the cork didn’t hit his eye and he only got away with a minor nose injury. Would have been terrible if he had to withdraw from RG due to a champagne cork incident.

MMT Says:

With F1 podium ceremonies the bottle is already open – the headline is not an exaggeration – the speed at which a metal encompassed champagne cork travels when popped could easily have blinded him.

How stupid would that have been?

kriket Says:

He really should’ve known better than to look “down the barrel”. You never open up the champagne bottle holding it like that.

Giles Says:

What a Wally!!

jalep Says:

Oh bad one, Nole…

Doesn’t look like he opens champagne much, if ever. You don’t want to aim the cork at your face!

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