WATCH: Novak Djokovic gives it back to the Paris crowd after they cheered when he double faulted on break point against Tallon Griekspoor

Djokovic claimed a ticket to the quarters with a 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 victory over his Dutch opponent.


WATCH: Novak Djokovic gives it back to the Paris crowd after they cheered when he double faulted on break point against Tallon Griekspoor

Novak Djokovic (Via Cobra/X)

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has returned to play his first big tournament at the Masters event in Paris, following his 24th Grand Slam win at the US Open. He played his second-round match against Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor yesterday. A majority of the Parisians in the stands, however, sided with the Dutch for the win.

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The tension was at its peak when Djokovic was leading Griekspoor with a score of 7-6. The Serb, however, went on to double fault on break points. This is when crowds in the stands cheered Novak. Djokovic, however, went on to applaud the crowd. He further gestured with his arms for the crowds to boo at him even more. The booing of the crowd was in vain as Djokovic proceeded to break serve at love.

The 36-year-old further went on to close out the match, scoring 8 points in a row. He won the second-round without dropping a single point after this moment. Djokovic claimed a ticket to the quarters with a 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 victory over his Dutch opponent. He will now face Danish ace, Holger Rune in the quarters.

Djokovic proceeded to the second round in Paris after he claimed a win in straight sets over Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the first round. He beat the Argentine scoring 6-3, 6-2 over 2 sets. In the follow-up round, Djokovic lost the first set to his Dutch opponent. The two clashed in an intense exchange across the net in the next set.

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Novak Djokovic withdraws from the Doubles’ event at the ongoing Paris Masters

The pair of Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic and Miomir Kecmanovic withdrew from the doubles’ event at the ongoing Paris Masters despite having secured a win in their first round. The pair was forced out of the match after Kecmanovic suffered a wrist injury and won’t be able to play at the Masters event any further.

Novak Djokovic, Miomir Kecmanovic
Novak Djokovic and Miomir Kecmanovic (Image via: Imago)

The two players have not made an official statement informing fans about their withdrawal from the tournament. The duo had beaten Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Gonzalo Escobar in straight sets to advance to the second round.

Since the Serbian pair has withdrawn from the event, their second-round opponents, Rohan Boppana and Matthew Ebden, got a walkover and will advance to the third round at the ATP 1000 event.

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