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Don't be an ass - Djokovic cheesed off



Novak Djokovic on Thursday denied reports that he had bought up the world's entire supply of donkey cheese, a delicacy which retails for around $500 per pound in his native Serbia.

World No 1 Djokovic was reported to have purchased the cheese, known as pule, from the only farm which supplies it and that it would be served at a chain of restaurants which he owns in Serbia.

"I did not expect this story was going to get so much attention, and everywhere in the world too," said Djokovic.

"It is not completely true that we have bought the whole supply of donkey cheese, even though it was the first time in my life I heard that donkey cheese existed.

"There is a certain farm in Serbia that produces it and, as I understand it, it is the only farm in the world to do so, which is very interesting."

He added: "They came to our restaurant and offered co-operation, so that is all. We are now thinking and seeing what we can do with that, but it is not true that I already bought the whole supply."

Djokovic, who is in Abu Dhabi to play in the Mubadala World Championship exhibition tournament, admitted that he was a fan of the cheese.

"It is a very expensive one and it is good quality. I have heard that they milk donkeys but I was not sure if that was possible. It is such an interesting story," he told the Gulf News.

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