Novak Djokovic snaps at Wimbledon fans and refuses to be calmed – ‘I don’t accept this’ | Tennis | Sport

Djokovic immediately took aim at the fans on Wimbledon‘s main show court when the interviewer touched on the support his opponent received. ” Well, to all the fans that have respect and that stayed here tonight, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate it, I appreciate it,” he started.

The seven-time champion at SW19 then turned his attention to those who had apparently been shouting “Ruuuune” and elongating the ‘ooh’ sound as if they were booing. Copying their tactic, he added: “And to all those people that have chosen to disrespect the player, in this case me, have a goooood night.”

When it was pointed out again that the spectators were saying Rune’s name, an adamant Djokovic insisted that it was a trick to rile him up. “They were, they were, they were. I don’t accept it. No, no, no,” he continued.

“I know they were cheering for Rune but that’s an excuse also to boo. Listen, I’ve been on the tour for more than 20 years so I know all the tricks, I know how it works. It’s fine, it’s okay.

“There’s some respectful people who paid for a ticket to come and watch tonight and they love tennis and appreciate the players.”

And Djokovic sent a strong message to those he thought were booing him. “I’ve played in much more hostile environments, trust me. You guys can’t touch me,” he warned.

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