Watch: Novak Djokovic's funny and creative reaction to Turin crowd's loud boos

Djokovic heard a lot of boos during his match against Jannik Sinner.

by Dzevad Mesic
Watch: Novak Djokovic's funny and creative reaction to Turin crowd's loud boos
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Novak Djokovic found a very funny way to respond to the Turin crowd as the world No 1 orchestrated some boos during a changeover. On Tuesday, Djokovic took on home favorite Jannik Sinner in Turin. To no one's surprise, the Turin crowd stood strongly behind Sinner right from the start of the match and pretty much the whole stadium was against Djokovic.

After sarcastically applauding the crowd for distracting him when he served a double fault, Djokovic funnily reacted to receiving boos during a changeover.

Djokovic on how he felt about the crowd's treatment

The Turin crowd's efforts weren't for nothing as Italian tennis star Sinner managed to beat Djokovic 7-5 6-7 (5) 7-6 (2) and also clinch his first win over the Serb in their fourth meeting.

After the match, Djokovic admitted he expected the Turin crowd to stand strongly behind one of their own players. “I expected it, he's the only Italian here and he’s playing in Italy. There’s a lot of hype and he's in great form, so it's normal that people wanted him to be the winner," Djokovic said after the match.

Djokovic gave credit to Sinner after the match but also admitted he regretted not being more aggressive in the key moments of the match. Djokovic specifically mentioned the moment at 5-5 in the third set, when he had 15-30 on Sinner's service and the Italian facing a second serve.

After losing that game, Djokovic also lost the opening five points of the third-set tie-break. "In this type of match there are few opportunities. If you don't take them, the other will. In certain moments I have to be more decisive.

But that's okay, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Most of the time I've won games like this. I don't think I did too many things wrong. He was simply brave when he had to be," Djokovic said.

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