It takes no microscope to see just how everything that Novak Djokovic does these days doesn’t go well with fans and followers. From organizing a tennis tournament without any COVID-19 precautions to defending his role in it, Djokovic hasn’t really been the perfect advert for the game of late.
World No.1 Djokovic, however, remained unfazed with the criticism as he started his first round US Open match against Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia in style. Djokovic beat the world no. 109 with readings of 6-1 6-4 6-1.
However, the Serbian star then went on to proceed with his usual celebration of thumping his chest and bowing down in front of the crowd. With no one inside the court, Djokovic kind of looked absurd and weird doing his routine celebrations.
Djokovic had come into the tournament saying he would keep the celebrations alive and didn’t worry about the public backlash it would receive.
“Look, I’m going to keep on doing it because I just – I don’t know. I think it’s part of the routine,” Djokovic said.
“It’s part of also me paying a tribute and a thanks to the match and to the court and to the occasion.”
We all know the reason behind crowd restrictions in place at the U.S. Open, but does Novak still want his stands to be full of people? Has he heard of a certain pandemic in place currently?
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