Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open due to the outburst of his anger, where he mistakenly hit the line judge with the ball. However, it doesn’t seem that the world number one has taken a lesson from the incident.
It has been less than two weeks of that incident, and Djokovic once again lost his cool and calmness against Dominik Koepfer. He was playing against Dominik in the quarter-final match of the Italian Open.
Moreover, Djokovic seemed frustrated during the whole match. Additionally, there were scenarios where he glared at the umpires during the match, which was followed by a couple of overrules. There was also a decision to replay a point.
In addition to this, the Serbian also threw his tennis racket on the surface out of anger when Dominik leveled the set 3-3. The racket broke then and there, which forced Djokovic to play with a new one. Besides, he also received a warning from the umpire.
“I Do Not Want To Do It But When It Happens, It Happens”– Djokovic
Djokovic, talking about this incident said, “It is not the first nor the last racket that I will break in my career. I have done it before and I will probably do it again. I do not want to do it but when it comes, it happens.”
In addition to this, the winner of the match, Djokovic also said, “That is how I guess. I realize my anger and it is definitely not the best message out there. Especially for the young tennis players looking at me. And I do not want to encourage that- definitely.”
“That is just me. Of course, I am not perfect. And I am doing my best”, Djokovic said.
Additionally, Djokovic won the match against the German who gave him tough competition. However, Djokovic was up to the challenge and finally won the game by 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. He will now play the semi-final match against Casper Ruud.