WATCH: Djokovic Abruptly Leaves Interview After Multiple Questions About Crowd Clash

WATCH: Djokovic Abruptly Leaves Interview After Multiple Questions About Crowd Clash

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic was pressed by a BBC reporter about the crowd incident during his match against Holger Rune, but he was in no mood to speak about it, leaving his interview abruptly.

Djokovic sat down with the BBC after his win over the young Dane at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships, and it didn't go that well. The reporter was very keen to get Djokovic's thoughts on his incident with the crowd.

The Serbian clashed with the crowd during his match against Rune, mocking them during and after the match in one of the most bizarre interviews we've seen recently.

In fairness, Djokovic said that it was not about the whole crowd but part of it, so he still thanked the rest for being supportive during the match. After the match, he sat down with the BBC and, when asked about the crowd, he initially obliged to respond.

"Look, as I said in the post-match interview, most of the people were respectful, and I thanked them. I know that after watching all day tennis, it's not easy to say. I am thankful. I don't take it for granted."

"They're a big part of why I still play. The crowds and people really appreciate the tennis players and what we do, and the efforts we put in. When I feel that the crowd is stepping over the line, I react, and I don't regret my words or my actions on the court."

The reporter then prompted Djokovic to answer yet another question about the crowd, and he had enough to fire back, asking whether there were any other questions or if the interview was solely about his clash with the crowd.

"Do you have any questions other than the crowd, or are you only focused on that? Any questions about the match? This is the third question about it. I said what I had to say."

Djokovic's fires back towards the reporter

The Serbian was asked one more question about his upcoming match with de Minaur, to which he replied shortly. Then, he stood up and walked away from the interview.


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