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Novak Djokovic argues with fans after reaching Wimbledon quarterfinals

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Novak Djokovic argues with fans

Novak Djokovic thought Wimbledon fans were booing him not cheering his opponent and he was visibly upset about it. Djokovic breezed past Holger Rune 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals and confronted fans he felt were against him afterward.

After beating Holger Rune Djokovic mentioned how Rune’s supporters cheer his name Ruuuuuune! which sounds like booing and he addressed the crowd during his post match interview.

Djokovic thanked respectful fans and subtly called out disrespectful ones during his post match interview elongating good to sound like boo.

The interviewer tried to convince Djokovic that no one was trying to taunt him.

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They were. I don’t accept it. I know they were cheering for Rune. But that’s no reason to boo Djokovic said. Listen I’ve been on the tour for over 20 years. I know all the tricks and how it works. It’s okay. I focus on the fans who are respectful who bought tickets to watch and love tennis and appreciate the effort players put in.

Later at the news conference Djokovic was asked if he thinks Wimbledon should take action to control rowdy fan behavior.

I don’t know what Wimbledon can do about it. The crowd paid for their tickets and have the right to cheer how they want. It’s up to them how they behave or support players Djokovic said. Maybe a chair umpire could step in to calm things down but you can’t remove a whole section for misbehaving.

Rune who started poorly by losing the first 12 points of the match didn’t make a big deal out of it.

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If you didn’t know what was happening it probably sounded like ‘boo’ Rune remarked.

He was simply better than me today Rune continued. Regardless of how the crowd sounded I think there was great support for both players to be honest.

At the end of the match Djokovic mimicked playing a violin perhaps jokingly suggesting he felt sorry for anyone in the arena upset that he had won and reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 15th time.

Novak Djokovic a seven time Wimbledon champion noted his experience in handling more hostile crowds in the past. He asserted confidently I’ve played in much more hostile environments trust me.

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You guys can’t touch me. This statement reflected his resilience and confidence amid the crowd reactions and challenges faced during matches.

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