Italy Cavic Phelps

June 22, 2011 - 6:14 AM
In this picture taken Friday, June 17, 2011, Serbia's Milorad Cavic concentrates prior to the to start a men's 100mt butterfly race during the Seven Hills swimming meeting in Rome. The latest installment in the Michael Phelps-Milorad Cavic rivalry might not be as thrilling as the last two editions. Cavic underwent surgery for a herniated disk last July and only began diving in off the starting blocks two months ago. "I don't think I can realistically try to beat Phelps. I'm not ready and I'm not in the best shape I've been in,'' Cavic told The Associated Press after competing in the Seven Hills meet over the weekend. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)