After confronting the crowd in the Wimbledon final, Novak Djokovic said he felt “disrespected.”
In the Wimbledon final versus Matteo Berrettini, Novak Djokovic was not the audience favorite.
Novak Djokovic “feels mistreated” by the Wimbledon audience, according to Boris Becker, who saw the world No. 1 try to generate a rise on Centre Court. On Centre Court on Sunday, Matteo Berrettini defied the odds by winning the first set against Novak Djokovic.
Berrettini’s early success was readily apparent, much to the joy of the audience.
However, before tying the match in the second set, the Serbian tennis superstar remained calm and composed.
There was a considerable difference in the volume of applause for Djokovic’s set against Berrettini’s.
The third set was going to be crucial in determining the outcome of the match, and Djokovic got the early break once more.
Berrettini wasn’t going down without a fight, and with Djokovic serving at 3-2, the Italian had a few break point chances to square the set.
Djokovic, on the other hand, fought back to keep a crucial service game alive, and he instantly turned to the crowd to amp up the volume.
Andrew Castle stated, “This is going to offend Novak Djokovic personally.”
“There are a lot of Djokovic supporters in here, but you can’t hear them.”
Becker, who was on BBC co-commentary and previously served as a coach with Djokovic, then mentioned how the 34-year-old is frustrated by the lack of help he receives.
“He doesn’t like it,” Becker added. He feels belittled.”
Djokovic’s demeanor after holding service was also noted by Castle, who reached the mixed doubles final at the 1987 Australian Open.
“That’s a pretty powerful hold and it’s full of character,” he added. “Who do you think you’re dealing with here?” he asked. The greatest player in history.
“‘How come I come here and win five times and you still don’t like me? You have no right to say that! ’”
“That’s exactly what he’s talking about.”
“It’s quite good. Interaction is beneficial. Especially if you’ve just saved a bunch of break points.”