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Photos: Alex Ovechkin enjoying Olympic tennis with girlfriend Maria Kirilenko

Photos: Alex Ovechkin enjoying Olympic tennis with girlfriend Maria Kirilenko

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

The 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia are still almost two years away, but Alex Ovechkin is already getting into the Olympic spirit.

No, ice hockey hasn't become a Summer event -- even if some suggest it should be. Instead, Ovechkin has been taking in tennis at Wimbledon because his girlfriend, Maria Kirilenko, is representing Russia in the Games.

The captain of the Washington Capitals tweeted some of his Olympic tennis inside access including photos of himself and Kirilenko snuggled in the players' lounge and the great Roger Federer working out before a match.

But he wasn't only posing with his girlfriend Kirilenko. Oh no, Ovi grabbed arguably the best male player in the world right now Novak Djokovic of Serbia for a photo op.

As an Olympics junkie, I have to admit it's pretty awesome to see Ovechkin enjoying the Games so much. I know full well that he's there in support of his girlfriend but he seems to be having a real blast. It's probably nice for an athlete to get to enjoy everything that comes with the Olympics minus the competing part.

H/t to NBC Washington

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