“Say it to my face,” Djokovic challenges the fan; ‘I can’t stand it when they cross the line’ | video

Novak Djokovic10-time champion Australian Open, ran into a fan who booed him to go toe-to-toe during their hard-fought second-round win on Wednesday against Alexey Popyrin.

The 36-year-old Serbian was not in the best shape and felt at times irritated by the public from Rod Laver Arena.

However, number one in the world exceeded four control points in the third set and won 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) and 6-3, staying on course for his 25th Grand Slam title.

Popyrin’s chances quickly evaporated in the fourth set, in which Djokovic got into a fight with a fan.

Explaining what happened later, Djokovic said: “You don’t want to know (what he said) (…) They told me a lot of things on the track, especially from that corner, and the same thing from the other corner. I put up with it for most of the game.”

“At one point I’m sick of and I asked him if he wanted come down and tell me to my face. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t have the courage to come down. That’s what I asked him about. If you have guts, if you’re a tough guy, come down and tell me to my face and let’s discuss this“.

In an interview after the game, Djokovic assured that “sometimes He didn’t tolerate them crossing the line. […] If someone crosses the line, I’ll let you know, like I did with this guy, ask him if he wants to come and tell me whatever he wants to tell me. Hurt me, insult me ​​like he did. That’s all. He really didn’t want to get closer. That’s what it was.”

Djokovic’s next opponent will be the Argentine. Thomas Echeverriwho already understood Andy Murray And Gael Monfils.

(Reuters)

Source: Aristegui Noticias

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