Novak Djokovic has warned Stefanos Tsitsipas he was lucky to escape his fate at the US Open as the Serb admitted there are players who know how to get under their opponents’ boots. In the third round of Wimbledon, Kyrgios clearly got into Tsitsipas’s head as he cruised to a 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7) win.
After losing the second set, a frustrated Tsitsipas threw the ball into the audience, but luckily it didn’t hit anyone and the Greek avoided disqualification. As you may recall, Djokovic was kicked out of his round of 16 at the 2020 US Open after hitting the linesman with the ball.
“There are players whose attitude provokes or irritates you,” Djokovic said, according to Tennis Majors. “And there are opponents who don’t make you feel that way. This is an individual sport, we’re all different and what’s good and what’s not is relative because there are different perspectives on everything that happened in their match.” “
Djokovic admits he regrets his incident at the US Open and added that he hopes Tsitsipas will learn from the incident at Wimbledon and react better next time. “What happened to me at the US Open almost happened to Tsitsipas.
He was lucky because he didn’t hit anyone directly in the crowd, although the ball hit the wall and then someone in the crowd because the ball hit very hard,” he explained. “I’ve been in that situation before and I know how frustrating it can be on the pitch.
On the other hand, I am ashamed and always regret it when I make such a mistake, and I apologize to the world because I know that such behavior is not appropriate.’
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In his press conference after his victory over Sinner, Novak Djokovic spoke about his immediate future, which he described as “unpredictable”.
“What happens after Wimbledon is unpredictable, so I don’t pay too much attention to it,” Djokovic said. “I try to direct my thoughts to the here and now and see what happens later.” However, an upbeat Djokovic said he felt no extra pressure to excel at the Slams despite the “circumstances” and said Wimbledon had always been special to him.
“I wouldn’t say I have a completely new motivation given the circumstances,” Djokovic said. “I always feel very motivated to play my best tennis at Grand Slams, especially here, which is probably the most important tournament in the history of our sport.”