During an interview with Tennis Channel, Novak Djokovic, together with other tennis players on the circuit, revealed his favorite French romantic line. One of the fans reacting to Djokovic's favorite line described his performance as Oscar-worthy.
"Je t'aime, mon amour tous le jours. Oh Paris, la ville d'amour. Bye, bye. (I love you, my love every day. Oh Paris, the city of love)," Novak says in the video.
Djokovic seems to like French, but not so much the French crowd
Although Novak Djokovic seems to have learned some basic French words, in his third round match at Roland Garros, he was not happy with the boos coming from a specific segment of the Parisian crowd.
The boos started coming after the Serbian scored the set point and made it 2-0 against Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina. The boos continued during the medical time-out requested by Nole.
Djokovic, however, went on to win the match in straight sets.
Continuano le scintille tra giocatori e pubblico parigino: dagli spalti fischi contro Nole 😰🎾#EurosportTENNIS | #RolandGarros | #Djokovic pic.twitter.com/ELv20jsRpu — Eurosport IT (@Eurosport_IT) June 2, 2023
Besides Novak, Taylor Fritz also entered into a conflict with the Parisians. The American had to confront Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech in the second round. Since they wanted to support their compatriot, the crowd tried to affect Fritz by screaming and booing.
Yet, those did not work. Fritz won in straight sets (6-4, 6-3, 6-4) and silenced the crowd by shushing the Parisians, who were obviously not happy with his gesture. In the end, the American managed to say before leaving the court (quite regretfully): "The crowd was fantastic, they always supported me.
Thank you (naturally all in a sarcastic key)."