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Why Novak Djokovic Gave A Roger Federer Fan The Biggest Death Stare Ever

Max Sherry

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Why Novak Djokovic Gave A Roger Federer Fan The Biggest Death Stare Ever

Nowadays, it seems like Novak Djokovic is never too far away from some controversy.

Last month he made headlines for hitting a tennis ball at a line judge's head and the month before that he was at the centre fo a coronavirus outbreak after organising a tennis tournament mid-pandemic.

It's safe to say the world number one is treading on thin ice with some fans.

And his French Open campaign started no differently.

Novak Djokovic. Credit: PA
Novak Djokovic. Credit: PA

The Serbian tennis star clinched a 6-0 6-2 6-3 victory over Mikael Ymer in the first round at Roland Garros - but he just couldn't help himself when it came to one incident with a court-side fan.

With only a select number of supporters allowed inside the arena due to social distancing regulations, the sounds from the game travelled easily among spectators, coaches, players and the commentary team alike.

And there was one exchange between Djokovic and a fan which caught everyone's attention.

During the third set, a fan wearing a Roger Federer hat appeared to heckle Djokovic after he lost a point to his Swedish opponent.

Walking back to serve, Djokovic then picked out the fan in the crowd and stared him down before blowing the masked man a kiss.

But things weren't all as they seemed.

After the match, the 33-year-old revealed the true identity of the so-called 'Federer fan'... well, sort of.

"No, that's my childhood friend," he said while smirking.

"I sent him a kiss after I won the game. It was very nice to see him."

Topics: roger federer, Novak Djokovic, Australia

Max Sherry
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