‘Control the Time You Spend Online’ – Novak Djokovic Gives Precious Advice on Handling Social Media Abuse

Published 05/25/2022, 6:58 PM EDT

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Novak Djokovic, the current World no.1, found himself tangled in an argument with the regulatory body of the Australian Open earlier this year. The Serb’s decision to stay unvaccinated not only made him miss almost the entire hard-court season but also acted as a platform for people to point fingers at him.

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Further apart from that, being a subject to someone’s random anger is normal for players like him these days. As now social media gives the power to people to voice their opinion on anything and everything, sometimes it can all get a bit ugly. Recently, Djokovic spoke about the same and shared how he handles such issues.

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Novak Djokovic weighs in

When asked how to handle social media abuse. The 20 times Grand Slam champion had rather simple answers. As he said, “It’s up to individual to use and control the time you spend online. It comes down do that.”

Thereafter, he shared his concern about how problematic such things are going to be for the upcoming generation. “It’s about trying to work with a young person to help them navigate. I’ve talked with my wife as well, that period is coming for our kids.” Djokovic said.

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Currently, the Serb is taking part in the French Open. Further, Djokovic’s fans are holding high hopes from him as he is the defending champion of this year’s event. Also, he recently reclaimed his lost form by having a semifinal run in Madrid and clinching the title at the Italian Open. Novak will soon play for a position in the last 16 of the French Open.

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Who is Djokovic’s next opponent?

Djokovic will lock horns with the Slovenian tennis professional Aljaz Bedene in the third round of the French Open. The 32-year-old has not left his mark on any of the clay-based tournaments this season. However, Bedene has reached the third round of the Roland Garros, and can pose a threat to Djokovic.

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Though the Serbian legend has faced Bedene three times earlier and has a lead of 3-0 in head-to-head records. Speaking of clay, Djokovic has met him twice, first in 2016 at French Open and the second time in 2017 at Rome. Therefore, if we go by the records, the upcoming match should be a cakewalk for World No.1.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.
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