The Incident That Made People Hate Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic

This article will tell you about the reason behind the hate Novak Djokovic gets

Novak Djokovic, who won his fourth US Open and equalled the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles on Monday (AEST), is inspired by his desire to be the greatest ever.

The Serb’s win over Daniil Medvedev at Flushing Meadows, his third major title of 2023, moved him two Slams above of great adversary Rafael Nadal at the top of the list of men’s Slam winners.

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For Djokovic, 36, being the best is important, and he is well aware of his historical place in tennis. He also perseveres through the ups and downs since it is “a great school of life.”

“I would like to send a message to every young person out there. I was a seven-year-old dreaming that I could win Wimbledon and be world no.1 one day,” he has said.

“I am beyond grateful but I feel I had the power to create my own destiny. I believe it and feel it with every cell in my body. Be in the present moment, forget about the past. If you want a better future, you create it.” Despite widespread admiration for Nadal and the now-retired Roger Federer, Djokovic continues to divide views.

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His incredible successes on the court have frequently been overshadowed by blunders and mishaps off the court.

As ethnic tensions in the Balkans rose again this year, he scrawled “Kosovo is the heart of Serbia” on a courtside TV camera lens at the French Open.

He was booed on court at Roland Garros for fist-pumping as semi-final opponent Carlos Alcaraz succumbed from cramps. Djokovic seems unconcerned by his criticism.

“I don’t mind. It’s not the first; probably not the last. I’ll just keep winning,” said Djokovic.

His reluctance to be vaccinated against Covid was his most contentious moment, and ultimately resulted in Djokovic being deported from Melbourne on the day of the 2022 Australian Open.

His unwavering position on the vaccine also resulted in him being prevented from entering the United States and being unable to compete in last year’s US Open.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Even before then, it appeared that the Serb would never be treated in the same reverence as Federer or Nadal, the uncontested people’s champions.

Why Do People Hate Novak Djokovic?

Some find something too calculated in Djokovic’s appearance — a passionate, brooding demeanor prone to affectation.

His controversial default from the 2020 US Open for petulantly swiping at a ball that hit a female line judge revealed his aggressive personality.

And some of his own beliefs have been criticized; one such assertion was his conviction that positive thinking could change the composition of water and food.

However, the career accomplishments and determination of a player who was the first to break the $US150 million prize-money threshold cannot be questioned.

“He’s a genius,” Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic said Sunday. “He’s one of kind. Not too many people in this world like him, sport-wise.

“He’s a born winner. For him, when you tell him he cannot do something, it’s even worse. Then he’s going to show you that he can do it.

“It’s no excuses. He always try to find a way how to win, how to fight, even when he’s not feeling well, injured, not injured.”

Djokovic’s Career Story In Short

Djokovic, who left Belgrade at the age of 12 to train in Munich and escape NATO’s bombardment of his hometown, won his first of 24 major titles at the Australian Open in 2008.

It took him three years to add his second.

He eliminated gluten from his diet, allowing him to pursue lost causes and transform himself into the rubber man of tennis with a rock-steady defense.

He had a fantastic year in 2011, winning three of four Slams and becoming world number one for the first time.

He has won 10 Australian Opens, seven Wimbledons, four US Opens, and three French Opens. He is the only man to have won all four major championships at least three times.

His 39 Masters victories are also a record, as are his 389 weeks as world number one.

And it appears that time is on his side in his quest to be regarded as the finest. Federer has retired, while Nadal, 37, will miss the rest of the season owing to a hip ailment that could sideline him forever.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.