Why does Djokovic wear a chest magnet under his shirt at Roland Garros? The explanation and comparison with Iron Man

Why does Djokovic wear a chest magnet under his shirt at Roland Garros? The explanation and comparison with Iron Man
Why does Djokovic wear a chest magnet under his shirt at Roland Garros? The explanation and comparison with Iron Man

The detail has not escaped the most attentive viewers. On Wednesday, during his “trip” on the Central against Marton Fucsovics (7-6 6-0 6-3) in the second round of Roland-Garros, Novak Djokovic appeared with a mysterious metal plate glued to his chest. Hidden under a plaster, the object sparked discussion on social networks to the point that journalists put the question to the person concerned at the press conference. Here is the answer:

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“I really liked Iron Man when I was a kid, so I try to play Iron Man. You should know that my team provides me with incredibly efficient micro-technology to help me perform at my best on the pitch. So this is the biggest secret of my career.”

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Djokovic calls it “microtechnology”. Going for a quick search online, the mysterious object is a magnet. The various companies that produce it promise to treat various inflammatory problems, especially those affecting the skin, bones and joints. Magnetotherapy is a technique that uses low and high frequency magnetic fields generated by magnets that are applied to the areas to be treated.

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Roland Garros 2023: where to watch it on TV and live streaming

Roland Garros 2023 will be broadcast exclusively on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2, as well as obviously on Discovery+, our streaming platform with all the courts available starting with the tournament qualifiers starting on Monday 22 May at 10:00. The main draw instead will start on Sunday 28 May with the first matches of the main draw. Only with our digital live streaming platform will you be able to enjoy total coverage of the courts to follow all your favorite tennis players with a unique offer of its kind. Subscribers to DAZN, Sky (channels 210 and 211), and Tim Vision will also have access to the two linear channels of Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 and will be able to enjoy the second Slam of the season starting from 28 May 2023, the starting day of the draw tournament principal.

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How much is the prize pool?

For this 2023 edition, the organizers have announced a substantial increase in prize money: +12.3% compared to last year, for a total of 49.6 million euros! An upward adjustment for each single goal achieved, from the first qualifying round to the final winner, who will collect a good 2.3 million euros in the women’s and men’s singles. The singles prize money is divided as follows:

  • Win 2,300,000
  • Final 1,150,000
  • Semifinal 630,000
  • Quarter Finals 400,000
  • Round of 16 240,000
  • Third Round 142,000
  • Second Round 97,000
  • First Round 69,000
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  • Decisive round 34,000
  • Second Round 22,000
  • First Round 16,000

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