Novak Djokovic receives response from Aus Open boss after 'drunk out of his mind' fan rant


“He’s not here to watch tennis, he just wants to get in my head. You heard him at least ten times, I heard him 50 times. What are you going to do about it? Get him out of the stadium.” While the umpire only asked the crowd to be respectful again, the fans were removed by a steward at the next changeover.

But Shapovalov didn’t get the same benefit during his own match, as he went 2-3 0-40 down on his serve in the first set following disruption from the crowd and approached the umpire, saying: “It’s so excessive. I mean they don’t need to be doing that, they had a beer too much and now they’re like fooling around, you know.” 

As the 20th seed was in conversation with Julie Kjendlie, a fan in the crowd appeared to heckle him as he turned to face them and retorted: “Shut up.” While none of the spectators he had a problem with ended up being removed, he won the match in straight sets.


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