World No.1 Novak Djokovic insisted he was not performing like a ‘spoiled brat’ after complaining a few noisy spectator throughout his routine second-round win over Tallon Griekspoor on the US Open.
The Serbian’s quest for a calendar grand slam hardly ever appeared like being derailed after posting a 6-2 6-Three 6-2 win over the Dutchman on Arthur Ashe Stadium, even when a fan tried his finest.
A rowdy fan sat courtside was intent on making an attempt to place Djokovic off, shouting proper earlier than he tried an overhead smash, which was subsequently missed.
He continued to name out at key moments, which led the 20-time grand slam champion to complain to the umpire.
However Djokovic mentioned: ‘When tennis gamers discuss that, somebody who’s watching staff sports activities would say, ‘What a spoiled brat’.
‘However it’s a special sport. Look, there’s plenty of noise taking place on the stadium, notably within the night time periods. I don’t thoughts that.
‘Even generally throughout the level it occurs that individuals out of pleasure, they simply scream or they launch like a sound or no matter, sigh, no matter you name it. And that’s superb.
‘But when somebody deliberately does it again and again, then I’ve tolerance as much as a sure level, then it’s not right, then it’s not superb. It’s not truthful. I really feel prefer it’s not good for us gamers.
‘I imply, notably that guy for some cause was calling, elevating the sound and type of screaming simply earlier than I might hit my smash, which was an enormous level. Earlier than that he would do a couple of instances. After that once more.
‘That wasn’t good. That’s all. I don’t thoughts the noise. Don’t get me unsuitable. I believe it’s essential for the leisure, for the crowds, the music.
‘I get it. But when somebody does it again and again, notably when you find yourself at his aspect, he is aware of why he’s doing it.
‘The guy that I identified, he knew precisely what he was doing, and that’s all.’
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