Ex-Federer coach expresses doubts on Djokovic's anger against Rune's fans

Ivan Ljubicic expressed his opinion on the Serb's complaints against the Dane's fans

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Ex-Federer coach expresses doubts on Djokovic's anger against Rune's fans
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Novak Djokovic is an absolute champion; less than a month after the surgery to the meniscus of his right knee - considering that until 10 days his participation was impossible - he has reached the semifinals of Wimbledon. A mix of talent and, why not, also the luck of the champion, which brings him to the semifinals rested, after having taken advantage in the quarterfinals of the Walk-Over due to the withdrawal of Alex De Minaur. And on the other side of the net there will be Lorenzo Musetti, who yesterday played five tough sets against Taylor Fritz.

The Serbian tennis player arrived at the All England Club with few certainties, many question marks and a knee still in bad shape. Against all expectations, given his physical condition, the 24-time Grand Slam champion will still be in the semifinals of the London tournament, but so much controversy! The clear victory in three sets against Holger Rune was yet another show of strength by the former ATP number 1, who however left behind and discussions for his speech on the sidelines at the end of the match.

Novak Djokovic
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Djokovic silenced the crowd who - in his opinion - booed in a provocative manner after his opponent's points. Ivan Ljubicic, Roger Federer's former coach, expressed his opinion in an interview with Sky Sport.

"I've heard Rune fans celebrate like this before. If they did it to annoy Nole, it's something they've already done. So I don't know. I've seen a lot of people try to distract Nole in many different ways. This is an original way, because I don't see any logic in celebrating with a boo when a player scores a point. But he interpreted it like this, using this thing to have more concentration. But we have to talk about his match, that's what I think needs to be told. Perfect tennis. If this was a test to understand the condition of his body, we can absolutely say that Novak is there and how," he explained.

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