aussie open men’s final: sightings from the stands


Sightings in the stands from the 2008 Australian Open men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. After a strong first set showing by Tsonga, Nole came back to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (2).


Know your tennis parents: Tsonga’s parents are Didier (front right), a chemistry teacher and former international handball player from the Congo, and mother, Evelyne (front left), a schoolteacher born in France.


Meet the Djokovics: The oh-so-adorable Nole camp — Srdjan, Dijana, Marko, and Djordje — came out to support the family’s current superstar. I guess the parents’ big talk is now backed up by an Australian Open title. FYI, Marko was entered in the juniors draw but lost early. Mary Carillo said he felt snubbed that Nole didn’t watch him play. Meanwhile, everyone’s touting Djordje as the best tennis player of the bunch.

TV and the Radio: Current ABC television stars made smart use of their unexpected time off by taking in some tennis.


Miranda Otto (Cashmere Mafia)


Rachel Griffiths (Brothers and Sisters)


Sting was there, too.

>> TSF’s australian open coverage

4 Responses to “aussie open men’s final: sightings from the stands”

  1. A.J. Says:

    Sitting behind Tsonga’s parents if former French great Cedric Pioline.

    Great site about tennis style.

  2. Stephanie Myles Says:

    I watched Marko Djokovic play. Big brother didn’t miss much.
    Even mom, who wouldn’t dare leave the big stadium while her eldest is on court (what with all the spelling misadventures that would result), left after middle bro lost the second set of his match 6-0 to go off and smoke a few ciggies. He did not rally, but he pouted a lot.

  3. Stacy Says:

    Rachel Griffiths! She’s amazing.

    Marko may not be very good at tennis, but he’s probably going to turn out the most attractive of the bunch, so no worries.

  4. Jon Says:

    Any idea who the slightly nutty woman betwixt Tsonga’s parents is? Trainer? Special friend? For a while we thought she was his mother, but then we saw his mother.

    The Djoke clan is just too much. Too Adidas. Too Adorable. Love it.

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