“Don’t Like Watching His Matches”: Former Tennis Player Believes Novak Djokovic’s Matches are Too Boring

Published 05/25/2021, 2:20 PM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his quarter finals match against Lorenzo Sonego of Italy on day seven of the Erste Bank Open tennis tournament at Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images)


World No.1 Novak Djokovic recently won his first match at the ATP Belgrade 2021. Playing against Mats Moraing, Djoker completely dominated the match and didn’t give his opponent any chance to bounce back. The final scoreline of the match was 6-2, 7(7)-6(4).

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Even though many youngsters just love to watch Novak Djokovic on the court, there are some who don’t enjoy his matches. One of them is former Belgian player Steve Darcy. In a recent interview, Darcy highlighted that Djoker’s matches are often very predictable and thus, there is no fun to watch them.

“I like it when you don’t know what will happen in the next moment. If you look at Djokovic, you almost always predict in advance where and how he will play,” said Darcy in the interview. (Translated by Google Translate)

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia complains during his Men’s Singles Quarterfinal match against Milos Raonic of Canada. Day nine of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

It is not only Djokovic’s matches that are really not worth watching according to Darcy. He also stated that men’s tennis, in general, seems very boring to him lately. He even revealed the reason for the same.

“To be honest, lately men’s tennis seems to me very boring. Tennis players usually play one meter behind the backline, very fast, strong. Almost no one goes to the net, does not use cut strikes, shortened ones,” added the 37-year-old player.

“Don’t like watching his matches”- Steve Darcy on Novak Djokovic

Even though Darcy praised Djokovic and even claimed that he really admires him, he reiterated that he just doesn’t like to see his matches. Just like men’s tennis, his matches are also very boring for him.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia cries after his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany on June 14. The 3rd day of Summer Adria Tour, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Nikola Krstic/MB Media/Getty Images)

“Do not misunderstand, I admire what he does and at what level. He’s an amazing player, very strong, but … I don’t like watching his matches,” concluded the former World No.38 player.

To an extent, even some others believe that men’s tennis has surely become predictable after the emergence of the ‘Big Three’. Although they receive some tough competition from the next-gen players, they are the ones who end up on the winning side most of the time.

As far as Novak Djokovic is concerned, he’ll next face Federico Coria in the quarters of the ATP Belgrade 2021. A title in Belgrade will surely boost the confidence of the Serbian legend and he’ll like to head to Paris on a high. Will Djokovic be able to succeed at the French Open 2021?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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