Jelena Djokovic reaction perfectly sums up another Novak Djokovic nerve-racking match

Djokovic's wife Jelena definitely didn't have an easy time following the Cerundolo match.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jelena Djokovic reaction perfectly sums up another Novak Djokovic nerve-racking match
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Jelena Djokovic perfectly understood what every Novak Djokovic fan was going through on Monday as the Serbian tennis star's wife funnily remarked they must figure out a way how to watch these dramatic matches without suffering a heart attack. 

On Monday, Djokovic was grinding and fighting on the court for just over four hours and 30 minutes before sealing a 6-1 5-7 3-6 7-5 6-3 over No. 23 seed Francisco Cerundolo. During the match, Djokovic battled a right knee issue and he was on the verge of losing in four sets before coming back from a break down in the fourth set and ultimately completing a big comeback win.

But this was not the first thriller that Djokovic endured at this year's French Open as just a match earlier, Djokovic outlasted Lorenzo Musetti in a five-set thriller that finished at 03:08 AM local time. 

And during Djokovic's thriller versus Cerundolo, Djokovic fans reached out to his wife, who wrote: "We gotta figure out how to watch this drama without a heart attack guys..."

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Jelena Djokovic message© Jelena Djokovic - Instagram

Djokovic gave credit to the crowd

After surviving the Cerundolo challenge, Djokovic had something he wanted to tell the crowd. 

"Again a big, big, big thank you because once again like the last match, the win is your win," Djokovic told the crowd in his on-court interview.

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Novak Djokovic© Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill

Later, Djokovic confirmed that he was dealing with knee pain and discomfort since sustaining the injury early in the second set.

"I started feeling the pain [in set two] and asked for the physio treatment and the medical timeout and tried to take care of it. t did disrupt me definitely in play. For two sets, two sets and a half, I didn't want to stay in the rally too long. Every time he would make sudden drop shots or change directions, I would not be feeling comfortable to do the running," Djokovic shared after the match.

"At one point I didn't know, to be honest, whether I should continue or not with what's happening."

Unfortunately for Djokovic, he withdrew from his Casper Ruud quarterfinal match due to a right knee issue.

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