• Top tennis players, Novak Djokovic of Serbia, left, and Rafael Nadal of Spain, hold garland to offer for Phra Phrom, the Thai interpretation of the Hindu god Brahma, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Thailand is making special efforts to promote tourism after the Aug. 17 bombing at the shrine. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Djokovic and Nadal mix tennis with politics on Thailand trip

    BANGKOK (AP) — Two of the world’s top tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, came to Bangkok to earn a few million dollars for an exhibition match. But there were a few strings attached.

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain, left, and Novak Djokovic of Serbia, right, pose for photographers after a press conference for their exhibition tennis match in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. The event will be held on Oct. 2.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Nadal praises Djokovic for his ‘amazing season’

    BANGKOK (AP) — The text message wasn’t enough, so Rafael Nadal praised rival Novak Djokovic in person Thursday for the top-ranked Serb’s “amazing season” after winning his third major of 2015 at the U.S. Open.