Wednesday, May 12, 2021 13:07 PM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, tennis news) Objective incidents made Novak Djokovic mad at the referee in the second round of the Rome Open.
Video Djokovic says too into the face of the referee:
Rome Open is taking place in Italy from May 10 to 17, bringing together the world’s top tennis players in both men’s and women’s singles. Yesterday, defending champion Novak Djokovic entered the path of defending his title with a match against Taylor Fritz in the second round.
Djokovic overreacted with the referee in the second round of the 2021 Rome Open
Not a strong opponent, but the weather in Rome made Djokovic angry. After winning set 1 with a score of 6-3, entering set 2 it started to rain, making the world’s No. 1 player not calm. Of course, Nole is not angry because of the weather, but he gets angry with the referee.
While fighting, Nole stopped, eyes wide glaring at the referee: “How long do you intend to continue the game?”. The main referee explained: “I asked you 3 times but there was no response”.
The match was then paused, after the rain stopped, everything continued and Nole won 7-6 (5), thereby winning the ticket to round 3.
After the match Djokovic confided: “Obviously I was very stressed out, but I think it was the right move to call for a pause. When the game came back pretty even in the final points, I was very happy. because the match is over. I think maybe I will perform better in my upcoming matches.
“It was a very strange game. Playing in the rain, it was a challenge for both me and him. I think I have an advantage, because the wet pitch makes the ball slow, helps me return better serve. I think I got his serve under control in both halves, “Djokovic pointed out why he beat the American tennis player Fritz, the 1m93 player with speed serves.
Also due to anger and spontaneous action, Djokovic was disqualified from playing at the US Open for hitting the referee’s neck, but Nole’s reaction this time will not be pursued by the organizers. Winning the ticket to the 3rd round, the opponent of the world number 1 player is the winner of the match between Cameron Norrie and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
(Tennis video, Djokovic – Fritz, round 2 of Rome Masters 2021) Right in the opening match, Djokovic had to go through a match that took a lot of time…