Controversy Erupts at Nail-Biting Wimbledon Final as Novak Djokovic Fumes at Chair-Umpire in a Vulnerable Rant

Published 07/16/2023, 12:36 PM EDT

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More controversy erupts in the Wimbledon final! Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic have locked horns in a gruesome battle on the Centre Court at the moment. After a fairly comfortable first set, Novak Djokovic was pushed to the edge in the second. The Spaniard managed to steal the set in the breaker and level things up.

Heading into the third set, things are not quite going Djokovic’s way. After taking too much time between his serves, he was already penalized for a time violation. Losing his serve, early in the third set, made things worse for the Serb as he engaged himself in more controversy.

Not a pleasant afternoon in London for Novak Djokovic


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The seven-time Wimbledon champion has found himself in a place like never before. His 10-year undefeated record on the Centre Court is on the line and the emotions can be felt. After a time-violation drama, the Serb now had a little feud with the umpire with regard to the shot clock timer. He wasn’t happy with the fact that the timer was being started early.

The Serb went up to the umpire, Fergus Murphy, and said, “If I’m not able to go & get the towel from the ball kid, I have to go & get the towel, but you start the time!


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The Serb’s frustration was visible throughout the game. The pressure applied from Alcaraz was immense and in the rarest of circumstances, we saw Djokovic crumbling.


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Alcaraz and Djokovic were tied in a never-unending game

The fifth game of the third set between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic was one for the history books. After 32 points, 13 deuces, 26 minutes and 56 seconds, Alcaraz broke Djokovic’s serve for the second time in the set. The Serb did not have enough left in his tank after the game as he put in minimum effort in the next two games, thereby losing the set 6-1.

Chair Umpire’s Ability Gets Brutally Questioned as American Tennis Legend Asks Absurd Novak Djokovic Question in Wimbledon Final


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After going 1-2 down in sets, Djokovic requested a toilet break as the clock was ticking on his reign of terror. Can Novak Djokovic turn things around after the break? Or will we see a change of guard in men’s tennis today? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Raghav Tikmany


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Raghav Tikmany is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his under-graduation in Commerce, his passion for sports encouraged him to take up content writing in the field of sports journalism. He has prior experience in text commentary.
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