Tuesday May 8th, 2012

Novak Djokovic was slipping and sliding all over the place Tuesday in his 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 win over Daniel Gimeno-Traver at the Madrid Open. Visibly annoyed with his inability to change direction in his first match on the blue clay, the world No. 1 joked afterward that he'd need some help from his Expendables 2 co-star.

"Either I come up with the football shoes or I invite Chuck Norris to advise me on how I should play on this court," the Serb told reporters.

Hey, you know what color Norris' beard is, right? Red. Coincidence? I think not.

This isn't the first time a tennis player has called on the unstoppable power of Chuck Norris. Remember Andy Roddick's tribute at Davis Cup last year?

Here are some highlights from Djokovic's victory. To see what he's talking about, check out the point at 4:58.

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