“I know much more hostile environments” Novak Djokovic addresses the crowd in his comeback match at Monte-Carlo Masters » FirstSportz

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

World #1 Novak Djokovic had a poor return to the tour losing to world No. 40 in 3 sets Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the second round of 2022 Monte Carlo champion. Fokina sped away with the match before Novak braked to delay the Spaniard’s win, but eventually defeat came for him. Fokina won the match 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-1 to oust the Serb.

It was Fokina’s second top 10 win and first win against a world number one. While Djokovic was certainly rusty and not at his best, it took a lot of effort from Fokina to keep the Serb on the ropes throughout the game as a small window of opportunity could have turned the game upside down, as Novak showed again during the match second set and also in the tiebreak.

While Novak and the crowd has always been an interesting story as some tournaments have been for Novak and few others against the Serb who booed and heckled him during matches to distract his focus and concentration. After losing to Fokina, Novak was asked if he felt the crowd against him when a few boos and jeers were heard, but the 20-time Grand Slam champion saw the whole situation differently.

“To be honest, I had a completely opposite perception of what you’re saying. I didn’t feel like they were against me. In fact, the audience was very nice and greeted me. They encouraged the two players when there were good points. He led out of a double break, he played well. It didn’t affect me. To be honest, I’ve seen much more hostile environments in my life, in my career. That was good, I thank them for staying three hours.” Novak said during his post-match press conference.

An early return to Belgrade for Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

A loss in the second round in Monte-Carlo allows Novak to leave Monaco early and return to Belgrade for the next week Serbian Open 2022 where he will once again be the leader as he continues to hold the slim lead over the injured Daniil Medvedev who is second behind Novak.

As Medvedev is out for the clay season with massive doubts French Open 2022 His participation allows Novak to cope with those early exits and prepare for the remainder of the season as he nears the break Steffi Graf‘s record 377 weeks with Novak currently in his 363.

Also Read: ‘It Was the Strangest’ Ben Stiller Breaks Silence on Indian Wells Incident With Nick Kyrgios

https://firstsportz.com/tennis-ive-known-much-more-hostile-environments-novak-djokovic-talks-about-the-crowd-in-his-comeback-match-at-monte-carlo-masters/ “I know much more hostile environments” Novak Djokovic addresses the crowd in his comeback match at Monte-Carlo Masters » FirstSportz

Subhankar Mondal

24ssports is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@24ssports.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button