World No. 1, Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from the US Open 2020 had astounded the world. The Serbian was defaulted after he accidentally hit the ball to a lineswoman. The fiasco caused him to skip the press conference and leave the Flushing Meadows. Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic expressed his anger on the debacle.
Novak wasn’t angry at all, says coach
In an interview with the Sportklub recently, Goran Ivanisevic smacked the media for Top seed’s trial. He remarked, “I haven’t seen the line umpire, but as soon as I’ve heard her sighing, I knew that was it. The tragedy of it is that Novak wasn’t angry at all. I have watched that video 3,877 times and his biggest mistake is that he wasn’t looking in that direction.”
He claimed that even when considering the tournament rules, the Serbian’s default was out of proportion and he could have been easily been laid off with a penalty or a warning. “The rules are what they are, it’s either warning or disqualification. I know that many won’t agree and I am not objective, but I think they should have just given him the game penalty. Start from the second set and that’s it.” The coach continued, “Yes, there are rules, but taking into consideration that Novak didn’t have any intention, and with corona and everything, they shouldn’t have defaulted him.”
He went on to bash the media and state about the false reports all around. He said, “I am against disqualification in general. OK if there is the intention and you want to harm someone, but this was a complete accident. I’ve seen that some wrote that the ball went 130 km/h. Those people are crazy, it’s bullsh*t.”
Further, the coach believed that the media always keeps Djokovic under greater perusal. “What I find tragic is that many people act like they were just waiting for him to do something wrong, there is a lot of maliciousness, and a lot of people happy that someone else is in trouble. Some of the media are out to get him and I really don’t know why that is.”
Goran Ivanisevic’s belief on Top seed
Lastly, he put forward his credence of the World No.1 making a strong comeback at the French Open 2020. “Novak is a born champion and this will make him even stronger. It’s good that he plays matches sooner rather than later, to leave all of this behind him. He needs to try to act like this happened 5 years ago. I think he is capable of winning Roland Garros.”
Novak Djokovic will be seen in action at Rome masters followed by Roland Garros, scheduled to take place from September 21.