It's that time of year again, with US Open dominating the TV hours at my house. There's a lot of talk about this Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic, who is #3 in the world. He's talented, and kind of dick. Sports skills and relevant stuff aside, I've been trying to figure out who he reminds me of. Then I mentally added hair gel it hit me: Adam Levine, of Maroon 5 and those persistent herpes rumors.
Adam is the favorite of many starlets and my BFF Stefania. The self-avowed "man-whore" (Yes! He said that!) has the irresistible asshole charm that so many of us fall for. Novak has a similarly strong sense of uh, "self-worth," apparently derived from his prominent abs. Because he hasn't won anything yet.
We'll see if Novak can find a niche other than "looks like a famous dude," or if he'll go down in history as just another tasty glimpse of sweaty belly during televised sports.
For my money, the moody tennis star niche is filled quite nicely by the tempestuous German Tommy Haas.