Novak Djokovic and the British crowd have never been the greatest of pairings at Wimbledon, but the level of ‘hostility’ from the crowd in the World No.1’s most recent match prompted unsavoury scenes.
Djokovic was at his superb best after dismantling American qualifier Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) win on Friday to extend his winning streak in grand slams to 17 matches.
But, despite the straight sets win, the match wasn’t without its animosity and drama.
Djokovic hasn’t always shared the warmest relationship with the British public compared to the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
However, the crowd perturbed many viewers watching around the world after they became very vocal about their support for the underdog Kudla.
While Djokovic is accustomed to this from time to time throughout his career, the World No.1 certainly let his feelings made towards members of the crowd.
At one point in the match, Djokovic faced a section of the crowd.
Djokovic let out a huge roar after winning the point before fist pumping numerous times in the direction of a raucous section.
The moment divided fans around the world.
Many fans felt the crowd was being overly ‘hostile’ towards arguably the greatest tennis player of all time.
This prompted fans to slam the crowd’s lack of respect for the champion as ‘disgraceful’.
Djokovic is playing some of the best tennis the Wimbledon crowd will EVER see- and still they support the other guy! Go Djoker #Wimbledon2021
— David Weber (@davidpeterweber) July 2, 2021
Djokovic already spent far too long indulging this crowd with this interview. Should have just said ‘Are you not entertained’ then dropped the mic and walked off like a Don. #Wimbledon
— VUC 👆 (@vuc9) July 2, 2021
What’s with these commentators getting excited whenever Djokovic loses a point , if disgraceful British crowd wasn’t enough…#Wimbledon2021 #Wimbledon
— Ashish P (@IBSfighter) July 2, 2021
Why, I mean why everyone is against him, seeing the crowd at Wimbledon and at many more tournaments is frustrating.
Everyone who plays against djokovic is a crowd favourite. If it was Nadal & Federer, would it be the same,
No, never. It’s shame. #Wimbledon #Djokovic #Kulda https://t.co/1BReYo6iUm
— Vishal Singh (@Singh08641203) July 2, 2021
That I know but isn’t it disrespect? People hate him bcoz he has challenged Federer & Nadal and now on the way to surpass them.
— Vishal Singh (@Singh08641203) July 2, 2021
Why does the @Wimbledon crowd not support Djokovic? He’s a master at his craft and superb to watch. Jealous much? #Wimbledon @DjokerNole
— Lynn Greer (@Lynn_The_Bin) July 2, 2021
They just never learn. Crowd hostility is just what Djokovic thrives on. https://t.co/rNRD8fqdjq
— Dicco (@Diccoooo) July 2, 2021
#Wimbledon was Tim Henman watching the Andy Murray match the other evening when he was roaring at the crowd. Described as great ‘passion ‘ then but when Djokovic does it, it’s an issue that needs to be raised at the Press Conference. Double standards
— Roger Turner #FBPE #OurNHSWorkers #3.5% (@dodgemeisterT) July 2, 2021
While plenty felt Djokovic’s ‘puzzling’ reaction towards the crowd is the embodiment of why he finds himself at odds with many supporters around the globe.
#Djokovic was very frustrated by the crowd supporting his opponent #Kudla & he really had a go at them particularly in the 2nd set & end of the match as well. That’s not the best way to get the crowd on his side though. #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/w7HjPau7Ru
— SportsTalk (@rajeshworld) July 2, 2021
Frankly, I love watching Djokovic but find his aggressive behavior puzzling, given that he’s leading comfortably. I don’t know how it can be justified, honestly. Plenty of crowd support for him too today, so he can’t really hang on to that.
— 3shul (@neptunes_spear_) July 2, 2021
Djokovic is demonstrating why so many dislike him. His opponent gets some crowd support and he can’t hack it, gets aggressive and screams at the crowd. #Wimbledon
— Richard Tompkins (@RETompkins) July 2, 2021
Regardless of the crowd support, Djokovic sent down another marker to his rivals as he looks to equal Federer and Nadal’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
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Djokovic also took another step towards a sixth Wimbledon crown, the third leg of the calendar-year grand slam, and a record-equalling 20th major title.
He can even still emulate Steffi Graf in 1988 when she won all four grand slams and gold at the Olympics – a feat yet to be repeated.
The 34-year-old had described his second-round victory over Kevin Anderson as “flawless”, but he did not remotely hit those heights against the American qualifier.
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Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.