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Monte Carlo: Off-Piste

Posted by gauloises1 on April 13, 2010

Monte Carlo always generates cool picturage … and you know how I like my pictures.

In the ever-growing list of random yet oddly inspired publicity stunts the ATP comes up with, sending Nole and Jo to visit the Oceanographic Museum in Monte Carlo has to be right up there.

Nole, Jo, and the remains of charismatic megafauna. These are a few of my favourite things.

No, really.

I love Jo’s demeanour in these photos. He’s acting like you do when you aren’t really interested at all in what you’re being shown – or are too interested in the person who’s showing you – so you concentrate hard on everything with painful politeness.

Nole, meanwhile, is the Instant Expert. I love it.

So, remember that case file I mentioned?


Meanwhile, Rafa talked to the press …

… Marin popped up to be very serious about something …

… and Nole turned up to, well, not be:

I love how Monte Carlo is like Noleville. Except for the bit where he actually wins the tournament.

4 Responses to “Monte Carlo: Off-Piste”

  1. lauren said

    Jo not in a suit. Perfection.

    Nole is dressing like a cross between Charles Aznavour and Percy Weasley: one part priggish head boy, one part showboat collars.

  2. kefuoe said

    So does anyone know how the participants in these promotional forays are determined? Is it on a rota? Do the players get to choose which ones they want to do? Is it always Nole + a player to be named later?

    • gauloises1 said

      I seriously, seriously doubt Jo signed up for the oceanographical trip. Unless he has a massive crush on Nole. Which these pictures kind of lead me to believe he might. If you squint a lot.

      In conclusion: I don’t know.

  3. irefusetotellyou said

    Ahh, the art of staring politely at miscellaneously boring stuff in foreign places.

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