Hours After David Beckham’s Endearing Moment With Roger Federer, Tennis Fans Bombard the Soccer Legend With ‘Mr. Wimbledon’ Messages in Support of Novak Djokovic

Published 07/06/2023, 12:45 AM EDT

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At a riveting and memorable moment during the Wimbledon tournament, David Beckham was unexpectedly handed a golden opportunity. He was able to blend two of his favorite sports, tennis, and football when he was graciously welcomed into the Royal Box. Accompanied by his adoring mother, the former England captain posed for what would become a celebrated Instagram post with tennis great Roger Federer. Little could he have foreseen the clash of passions that arose from it, as fan bases fiercely argued in favor of their favorite champion, especially Novak Djokovic, whose supporters fiercely claimed ‘Mr. Wimbledon’s title. This contentious event sizzled across social media, sparking an unexpected dispute among tennis devotees.

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Federer has long been dubbed “Mr. Wimbledon” for his astonishing record-breaking streak of eight titles. However, Novak Djokovic’s impressive stints at the tournament have recently prompted his fans to challenge Federer’s throne.

David Beckham’s recent Insta post ignites passionate debate between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic supporters


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As David Beckham showed his delight at Wimbledon by sharing a picture with Roger Federer. He had dubbed him ‘Mr. Wimbledon‘ and it inadvertently started a tumultuous reaction from Novak Djokovic devotees. The photo touched a nerve among them, believing that the prestigious honor should be given to the Serbian tennis player instead of to Federer. Their views were passionately voiced in Beckham’s comments section, each side fiercely defending their champion.

The Nole supporters were vehement, throwing their full backing behind the five-time Wimbledon victor. They flooded the post with messages praising his numerous records. They also praised his impeccable and unstoppable performance on the grass courts, and, importantly, his massive contribution to the sport. It was clear they believe Djokovic is the rightful owner of the title ‘Mr. Wimbledon‘.


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The clash between Federer and Djokovic supporters is far from a recent development. As two of the greatest icons in the dynamic sport of tennis, their rivalry has been the source of strong discourse among many fanatics. The fascinating debate about who should take the ‘Mr. Wimbledon’s crown is yet another segment in this ongoing drama.


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Beckham wrote in his photo with Federer, ” At Wimbledon with Mr Wimbledon 🎾 @rogerfederer ❤️🤍 @wimbledon 💜💚.”

The fervent response of Djokovic devotees to Beckham’s announcement has brought to light the passion and devotion of tennis aficionados. It also highlights the influence of mass media in charting public perspectives and kindling controversies.

A user wrote in his post, ” Where Djokovic.

One ecstatic fan commented, “You got the wrong Mr.”

Another fan wrote, “Mr. Wimbledon is Djokovic, not this, I don’t see Djokovic?”

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A fan claimed,” Mr. Wimbledon is Djokovic.”

An angry user wrote,”@djokernole is Legend btw.”

A user shared, “Hahhaa @djokernole is Mr. Wimbledon.”

A loyal fan wrote, “Nole > other players.”

Whilst many may belittle the responses as mere fanatism, they reflect the profound esteem and heartfelt bond that fans bind with their favored players.


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Swiss legend, Federer and Serbian ace Djokovic compete for Wimbledon supremacy

Roger Federer’s unrivaled success at Wimbledon has captivated fans worldwide. With his grace and finesse, he has left an indelible mark on the grass courts, earning eight championships. Novak Djokovic, a worthy challenger, has amassed an impressive seven titles and is on the verge of equaling Federer’s record. In a recent interview, Federer pondered the allure of winning Wimbledon at a young age or achieving glory later in life.

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As the rivalry between Federer and Djokovic intensifies, tennis enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome, knowing that some records may stand the test of time. Who do you think will emerge as the ultimate Wimbledon champion between Federer and Djokovic? Share your predictions and insights in the comments below!


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Written by:

Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon


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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports, covering several high-profile tournaments and events. With a passion for writing that matches his love for the sport, he has a special interest in covering the activities of tennis legends like Serena Williams and the ‘Big Three’ of men’s tennis. Aditya’s interest in tennis started at a young age when his father introduced him to the sport.
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Bhavani Singh




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