Novak Djokovic offers the PERFECT response after being hit by Roger Federer at the Australian Open as Serbia tries to brush aside fitness concerns against Grigor Dimitrov
An attempt to unsettle him at the Australian Open was wiped off by Novak Djokovic with one of the tournament’s shots during his match with Grigor Dimitrov.
After complaining about drunk fans trying to get into my head during his second-round win over Enzo Couacaud, another fan tried his luck on Saturday night by trying to distract the Serb.
As Djokovic prepared to serve to his Bulgarian opponent, someone shouted “C’mon Roger”, a nod to Swiss tennis great Federer, whom a number of fans rank as the best to have ever played the sport. about Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic provided the perfect answer to an interjection during the Australian Open
Djokovic struck that shot immediately after someone shouted ‘Come on Roger’ on Saturday
Over the years, the 35-year-old has been flustered by crowd support for Federer or Spanish rival Rafael Nadal in high-profile Grand Slam matches against the pair, but he has vigorously brushed off those heckling.
Djokovic grabbed a brilliant return from Dimitrov and brilliantly swiped his shot around the net and it bounced off comfortably on the other side of the court in play.
Djokovic casually strolled back to his seat as the loudmouth punter was really and truly put in his place.
“Oh the irony after someone shouted ‘Come on Roger’ that Djokovic goes around the net post with a forehand,” mused the commentator.
Djokovic is trying to allay injury fears but he struggled in the opener in Melbourne
Dimitrov and Djokovic are battling for a place in the last 16 of the tournament, where Australian star Alex de Minaur awaits the winner.
The Serb struggled with hamstring problems throughout the tournament and was again spotted with heavy straps on his left leg.
After his victory over Couacaud, he admitted his tournament future was in God’s hands and the problem seemed to arise again as the opening set progressed when Djokovic struggled to hit the in-out forehand.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-11660739/Novak-Djokovic-provides-PERFECT-response-Roger-Federer-heckle-Australian-Open.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Novak Djokovic delivers the PERFECT response to Roger Federer’s heckling at the Australian Open