Qualified for the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros, Novak Djokovic maintains a delicate relationship with Parisian supporters. During his match against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the third round, the Serbian player was attacked by part of the public, present on the Philippe Chatrier court. Fabrice Santoro tried to provide an explanation.
Despite his XXL track record, Novak Djokovic does not have the popularity of Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. The Serbian player made this terrible observation during this edition of Roland-Garros. In front of Alejandro Davidovich Fokina during his third round, the former world number one was whistled by part of the Parisian public. During the match against the Spaniard, Djokovic did not hide his annoyance.
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Djokovic laments public attitude
As he prepares to challenge Karen Khachanov in the quarter-finals, Djokovic deplored the attitude of the public at a press conference. “ Sometimes I don’t understand. I double fault and get booed, take a medical time out and get booed. Some people obviously like to do that, but the majority of the public doesn’t. Most of them are there to support me or the other player, to enjoy tennis. But some people like to interfere in the game and disrespect players the Serb had blurted out. columnist for Premium Vdeo during this competition, Fabrice Santoro tried to find an explanation.
Santoro answers him
According to the former French player, Djokovic suffers especially from the comparison with Djokovic et Nadal. « I think he had a few little blunders. A behavior that can sometimes surprise on a court, less appreciated by the public. But I think the main reason is not there. When Novak (Djokovic) was playing his best tennis, people’s hearts were already taken. 95% of people were either for Roger or for Rafa. There was only a small slice of the pie left for Novak. When you’re a fan of Roger or Rafa, you don’t leave your soldier ” announced Santoro in comments reported by Tennis Act.
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