Twitter Furiously Reacts to Novak Djokovic Getting Heckled by Fans at US Open 2021

Published 09/02/2021, 9:17 PM EDT
Sep 2, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a shot against Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands in a second round match on day four of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports


Serbian World No.1 Novak Djokovic was not happy with the crowd in Arthur Ashe during his first-round match against Holger Rune. Subsequently, in his second-round match at the US Open 2021, another incident with the crowd transpired. However, this time, it was a one-on-one engagement with a rude tennis fan.

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Apparently, a tennis fan in the front seats of the Arthur Ashe court deliberately disturbed Djokovic. He even screamed during an overhead and a forehand to put the Serbian ace off guard. What happened next was something the fan was calling on for himself.

Remarkably, Djokovic won the opening set despite the hindrance from the crowd member. Afterward, the Serbian ace gave the fan an epic stare to shut him down.

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Yet, even after the first set, the fan continued to attempt to distract the World No.1. Consequently, Djokovic complained to the chair umpire that he is disturbing him at “every single point.”

In the video, the Serbian ace is seen trying to explain his situation, hoping that it would not continue from thereon.

Notably, after that, the fan kept quiet as the 20-time Grand Slam champion continued on his path to the 2021 Grand Slam. And, in a mere 100 minutes, he grabbed a straight-set victory over Dutch professional Tallon Griekspoor.

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Although there are a few naysayers, Djokovic has had a huge army of loyal support throughout his career. Accordingly, when the world saw a fan pushing him, they took to Twitter to express their thoughts.

One tennis fan rightfully said, “Novak Djokovic doesn’t deserve to be heckled, I don’t care how you feel about him as a Tennis player, he deserves so much respect.”

Another Djokovic fan got emotional and shared a picture of the fan that went against the Serb at the US Open 2021. Despite the fan’s attempts to disrupt his game, the 34-year-old booked a comfortable win to qualify for the third round.

Some other fans tweets are as follows:

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In the third round, Djokovic will face Kei Nishikori. Without any doubt, no tennis fan would want to miss the battle.

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Do you think Djokovic will go on to lift the US Open 2021 title and complete the Grand Slam feat? Or which player can stop him? Only time will tell the answers.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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