Srdjan Djokovic not fan of Australian Open crowd supporting 'some Austrian' in final



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Srdjan Djokovic not fan of Australian Open crowd supporting 'some Austrian' in final

Srdjan Djokovic wasn't a fan of the crowd being on Dominic Thiem's side in the Australian Open final and even called the world No. 4 "some Austrian." Thiem, 26, fell just short of winning his maiden Grand Slam title at Melbourne Park as Novak Djokovic came from two sets down to win his record eighth Australian Open title.

"Seven-time Australian Open champion plays on the Center Court where he has never lost a final, against some Austrian and they cheer for the Austrian... Just imagine that disrespect to Novak," Srdjan Djokovic told Telegraf.

"That's just unbelievable but it's the same way as in London, New York... It's better in Paris and the same (bad) in Madrid. "That's a sport for rich people and they can't understand that someone from poor and small Serbia has been the best player in the world for the past 10 years."

Djokovic, 32, now has 17 Grand Slam titles in his collection and he is three Majors away from equaling Roger Federer's all-time Grand Slam record. Also with the win in the Australian Open final, Djokovic returned to world No. 1.