May 9th, 2011
Madrid Masters: A Cautionary Tale
Iker Casillas, upon entering the arena, is immediately struck with streaming eyes and makes for the nearest slim, dark haired lady to kiss him better. Er… Iker…? Image: Getty Images/Zimbio.
Thanks to Mario Balotelli’s discovery that he is allergic to grass (a scenario comparable to being a Kickette staffer and allergic to cake) we are all now aware of the impact that pollen can have on the delicate olfactory systems of elite athletes. This matter was brought sharply into focus once again this weekend as several La Liga players ventured to the Madrid Masters final to watch Novak Djokovic beat Rafa Nadal; a result that must have pleased the crowd no end.
Our boys were way too busy for tennis though, as these pictures show.