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11 July 2024
Novak Djokovic Slams Wimbledon Fans for 'Disrespect' After Securing Quarterfinal Berth

Novak Djokovic Slams Wimbledon Fans for 'Disrespect' After Securing Quarterfinal Berth

The audience in the Center Court was always supporting Holger Rune or was just trying to make Novak Djokovic feel uncomfortable. Convinced it was the latter, Djokovic voiced his disdain.

 

On Monday in less than two sets, Djokovic flexed his muscles to dismiss the 15th seeded Rune 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals. After winning the match, Djokovic did not look straight at the audience, which means he wants to make sure he secured most of the win. He was very annoyed and went straight to the group of people that he assumed were against him after the match. It brought about an aspect of competition between the players and this made the game much more intense.

 

When asked the match by the reporters during his post match interview on the tennis court, this was his response: However, he quickly steered the narrative to what the observers were doing and their interaction

 

“To all the fans that have respect and that stayed here tonight: Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate it. And to all those people that have chosen to disrespect the player — in this case, me — have a goooood night. Gooooood night. Gooooood night. Very gooooood night,” he said, stretching out the “Os” in “good” so they sounded like “boo.”

 

He asked Novak to understand that the spectators did not intend to make fun of him but even this argument left the champion cold.

 

“They were. They were. They were. I don’t accept it. I know they were cheering for Rune. But that’s an excuse to also boo,” Djokovic said. “Listen, I’ve been on the tour for more than 20 years. So trust me, I know all the tricks. I know how it works. It’s fine. It’s fine. It’s OK. I focus on the respectful people, that have respect, that paid (for) a ticket to watch tonight — and love tennis. And love tennis. And appreciate the players and the effort that the players put in here.”

 

The following remark was made after the match: during the post-match press conference, djokovic was asked if he thought that the All England Club should do something about out of order spectators.

 

“Look, I don’t know what Wimbledon can really do about it. I mean, in those particular moments when it happens, the crowd paid their tickets. They have the right to be there and cheer the way they want to cheer. That’s absolutely something they choose — how they behave or how they choose to support the player is really up to them,” Djokovic responded. “Yes, you could argue maybe a chair umpire or whoever can step in in certain moments and calm them down, but there’s not much you can do. You’re not going to take out the whole section of the crowd or stadium because they’re misbehaving or showing disrespect.”

 

The first twelve points of the match went in Bjorn’s favor and Rune could not even get a single point, all this did not seem to faze Bjorn at all.

 

“If you don’t know what was happening, probably it sounded like ‘boo,’” he said.

“He was just better than me today,” Rune said. “Whether the crowd was this or that, I think it was great support for both players, to be honest.”

 

After the match, Djokovic picked up the violin, which, perhaps, in a humorous way, called for regret for those people who could not enjoy his victory and the fifteenth exit to the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

 

It is important to note that Djokovic, the seven-time Wimbledon winner, ranked only the second place in the previous season behind Carlos Alcaraz.

 

“I played in much more hostile environments, trust me,” Djokovic said. “You guys can’t touch me.”

 

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