Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open after he unintentionally hit the line judge. While many people have been discussing this matter, meanwhile, the former coach suspected Serbian is very sad inside himself and he is in pain.
While Novak Djokovic was a favorite at the US Open, he defaulted from the event when playing the round of 16 matches against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. Followed by he was fined $10,000 for his on-court mistake and skipping the press meeting.
However, the former Czech tennis star Radek Stepanek who coached Djokovic for a while.
In a recent interview with CNN, the former world number eight Stepanek said of Novak Djokovic, “He is in pain because it was unintentional and, at that moment, the pain is bigger.
Additionally, the Czech Republic Davis Cup legend added, “And it’s hard for him because we know how hungry he is to become the player with the most grand slams. I believe he felt — everyone felt — this one should be for him, reachable.”
“I Believe He Himself Knew That It Was Wrong That She Got Hit”- Radek Stepanek
Moreover, The two-times doubles Grand Slam Champion claimed Djokovic is a kind-hearted person and he would feel guilty about his mistake as well.
The former coach further said, “All these circumstances make it very sad for him, and in the first moment, empty because I believe he himself knew that it was wrong that she got hit.”
Additionally, Stepanek also explained, “Obviously the pressure on him and the criticism he is getting overtime, it’s hard. He’s trying to do the best he can. He might be by the end of his career the greatest of all time. We are all human beings. We have a right to make a mistake.”
“I think he’s going to go back to his family and the closest ones to feel in a safe environment. Be with his loved ones. I think that one of his biggest strengths is his mental power.”, He added.
In conclusion, the 41-years-old went on to say, “No matter how sad and empty he is right now — and from what I know, it is very deep because he is a deep feeling person and he is sensitive — he is also hard on himself right now. I think the thing that gets him out of this will be getting back to work.”