“Special Aspirin” for Djokovic’s Coach

“I’m going to take two or three aspirins before the match,” said Novak Djokovic’s coach Marián Vajda. “I’m going to need it. It’s going to be a real challenge.”

Like Tylenol?

“No, special Slovak kind. I need it to work.”

Tonight, Novak Djokovic will take on the determined 31-year-old veteran Carlos Moya in the U.S. Open quarterfinal. Djokovic's entire trip through the Open has been an exhausting one (see here and here) and tonight could be another headache.

“[Moya's] playing with a lot of confidence,” said Vajda. “He’s going to go for it.”

And believe it or not, Moya—who's in good form at the moment—has beaten him twice this year.

Djokovic has a pretty clear path to the finals if he wins, but after tonight, will he have anything left?

“Special Aspirin” for Djokovic’s Coach