Novak Djokovic recently joked that his inability to win the 2024 Australian Open was all part of a script.
On Wednesday, the ATP released a comedy sketch titled "The Tour: A Reality Show," which followed the scheme that the ATP Tour was a made-up reality show. Suffice it to say that somebody is certainly getting a raise within the ATP's creative team.
The men we had resonated with and warmed to as "professional players" are only characters who served nothing "but drama, attitude, and aces" for 52 seasons, according to a recent candid "reveal."
The video has clocked two million impressions on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) as of Thursday, February 8th. Tennis fans and even players have shared their takes on the spoof, which has been overwhelmingly positive.
Apparently, Djokovic is only just a character in the "ATP Seasons" played by Bert Critchley. The matches, the celebrations, the squeaking sound of the shoes, the grunts, and even the storylines are all pre-determined.
The Serbian took the joke to a new level when he tweeted on X to tell the tennis world that his loss to Jannik Sinner at this year's Australian Open was all part of the plan. Since the start of the 2008 season, Djokovic has won the Australian Open a record ten times, which is the most of any man.
So, admittedly, he had normalized winning the first Grand Slam of 2024 and joked that those who were not happy with the start of the new season might need to contact the tournament's scriptwriters because he was happy with the role he played.
"Glad to be part of another "ATP season". Amazing group of actors, very proud to be part of this cast. @atptour."
"Normally, the writers start the season with my character Novak winning the Australian Open title. So, for anyone that doesn’t like the beginning of this season, please contact the director @atptour."