Djokovic lashed out at Wimbledon crowd for booing: “You guys don’t…”

After his straight-set victory over Rune, the Serbian did not hide his annoyance at the “lack of respect” of the spectators and made a strong statement at the foot of Centre Court. “I have played in several hostile environments, believe me… you cannot touch me,” he said.

Djokovic’s rant against the public


As if it were part of the routine, Novak Djokovic shined again on Centre Court at Wimbledon (where he won seven crowns) and gave no chance to a Holger Rune who was overwhelmed. However, the resounding 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2 that gave him the ticket to the quarterfinals was overshadowed by the spicy clash that the Serbian had with the British public as soon as the victory was achieved.

Visibly upset by the boos from the spectators throughout the match, a scene that has been repeated in several Grand Slams when the local fans support their rival – but which this time exceeded a limit according to the tennis player himself -, Nole did not hide his annoyance and made a very harsh statement at the foot of the field.

“To all the people who chose to disrespect a player, in this case me, have a good night. Good night, good night, very good night.”Djokovic fired back at his detractors in his post-match interview, stretching the “u” to make a play on words with “goodnight” to emphasize his anger at the “boo” he received during the match.

Djokovic, annoyed during his match with Rune by the boos. (Shi Tang/Getty Images)

The interviewer tried to explain to the 37-year-old that the Brits weren’t booing him, but rather cheering his opponent on by shouting “Rune,” but Djokovic didn’t understand it that way and he told him off: “They did it, they did it, they did it… I don’t accept it. No, no, no… I know they were rooting for Rune, but it’s not an excuse for the ‘boo’s’.”

“I’ve been on the tour for over 20 years, believe me, I know all the tricks, I know how they work. I focus on respectful people who pay an entry fee, love tennis and appreciate the players and their effort. I’ve played in some hostile environments, believe me… you can’t touch me.he doubled the bet with firmness and even a hint of anger.

Djokovic followed the controversy on social media

After this scene that caught the attention of everyone at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, true to his style, Nole stepped on the gas and went for more in the virtual world. “Sliding towards the quarterfinals. Gooooood night,” he wrote on his official X account. Now, his next obstacle in search of the title will be the Australian Alex de Minaur, who beat the French Arthur Fils 6-2, 6-4, 4-6 and 6-3. Will you make peace with the public or will a new chapter of tension come?

Djokovic’s post after the controversy.

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