‘Unacceptable’: Tennis great lashes out over ‘crazy’ Novak Djokovic moment

Tennis great Boris Becker has called for Novak Djokovic to finally receive the respect he deserves after watching the 20-time grand slam champ breakdown mid-match in the US Open final.

From the start Djokovic couldn’t find the answer even if the crowd rallied behind the Serb’s quest for tennis immortality as he lost to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final.



However, fans watched around the world as the weight of expectations came crashing down on Djokovic as arguably the greatest ever play broke down in tears.

Recently, 2020 US Open champ Dominic Thiem said the pressure on the World No.1 was ‘inhuman’.

Now, Djokovic’s former coach and tennis great Becker has jumped to the defence of the World No.1.

Becker said he had never seen the pictures that unfolded in the US Open final as Djokovic covered his face with a towel and broke down.

Becker called for the Serb to receive similar adoration that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal receive from crowds after showing how much it all means to him.



“It was an incredible situation, a crazy moment in time,” Becker said, to Eurosport, of Djokovic’s emotions on the court.

“I know Novak privately and professionally, and I can only say that he is a fine guy. A competitor who sometimes misbehaves on the court, but who doesn’t?


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