It's all about timing. The famously gluten-free Novak Djokovic will open a vegan restaurant in Monaco, of all places, soon. It's called Eqvita, and it just so happens that a lot of his ATP tour colleagues and friends were on hand for a special preview night as the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters event kicked off.
"My wife and I transferred our passion for healthy food into a restaurant concept," Monte Carlo resident Djokovic wrote on Facebook.
He and wife Jelena posed for a series of social-media photo-album shots promoting their new spot, and if the food is half as good as their love is undeniably winsome, Eqvita will be a smashing success. Seriously, the affection these two have for each other could turn a lovelorn cynic into a true believer.
Top-tier talent including Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Grigor Dimitrov, Fabio Fognini, Viktor Troicki and Simone Bolelli joined the fray at Djokovic's budding eatery. Eqvita staff members were there to catch all the action in Twitpics, revealing straightaway that the Djoker knows how to hire right. Here are a few looks at the guys buddying up at this new health-food cafe:
If the Daily Mail is to be believed, Aljaz Bedene—Great Britain's No. 2 player behind Murray—opted to eat next door, reportedly scarfing down a steak at a pub ahead of his opening match against Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo.
So here's to you, Novak. Whether your exploits are on or off court, you sure know how to build a team.
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