‘He Likes Drama and for Some Reason I Don’t Trust His Antics’- Tennis Fans Boo Novak Djokovic for Playing the Victim Card at Australian Open 2023

Published 01/24/2023, 8:05 AM EST

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Novak Djokovic has taken it upon himself to answer the allegations against him faking an injury. Over the last few days, the tennis community has been divided over the squabble of whether Djokovic’s hamstring injury is real. His brilliant performance in every match just seems to dumbfound the audience who has reservations about whether a hamstring injury could make a player better.

Fans on Twitter have gone all out taking sides on this issue after Djokovic’s statement. He has replied to all the accusations and is understandably annoyed at them. He has raised questions about why is he always singled out when it comes to trolling about injuries. In a tweet by José Morgado, fans have replied to Nole and honestly, even some Nole fans are opposing him.

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José Morgado posted Novak’s comment on Twitter with the caption, “Some *strong* words from Novak Djokovic.”

Meanwhile, fans have swarmed the post with mixed reactions. What stands out is that a Nole fan has tweeted her reply and it is not in favor of the Serb.


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Fans have also spoken up about his match results with Alex De Minaur. The match quickly received many unpopular reactions after Novak sealed it with a marvelous victory in straight sets.

Fans have also picked out the part where Novak says that only he is vilified over his injuries, unlike “some other players”. They have reminded him of Rafa, whose injury was called out as fake by Djokovic fans a few months back.

Fans have also brought up the 2022 controversy over the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.

Some fans have actually stood by Novak in this controversy.

A fan has meanwhile called him dramatic and openly stated that they do not trust his antics now.


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Djokovic’s injury- real or fake?

Novak Djokovic only happens to be one of the greatest tennis players the world has ever seen. While his injury has only made his performance better, he is visibly annoyed by the reactions of the tennis world. He has answered that he does not feel the need to prove himself to anyone at all. While his former coach Boris Becker and many other Novak fans side with him, he goes into the quarter-final of the Australian Open. 

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Tomorrow, on the court, Novak will face Andrey Rublev, who is playing under a neutral flag. If Novak plays in his usual extraordinary form, the controversy about his hamstring will flame higher up. On the other hand, the Russian tennis player has to try extra-hard to be consistent with his comeback as he will face one of the big 3.

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Annesha Banerjee


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Annesha Banerjee is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in English. Her love for tennis and other sports is influenced by her mother, who was a remarkable athlete back in the day.
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Arijit Saha