Furious Novak Djokovic SMASHES his racket against the net post in frustration after losing crucial game in fifth set of Wimbledon final on his way to defeat by Carlos Alcaraz in epic
Novak Djokovic smashed his tennis racket in frustration during the Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz.
The Serbian showed his annoyance with his performance during the clash as he fell to defeat to the 20-year-old Spanish star.
As Alcaraz broke Djokovic’s serve in the third game of the fifth set, he stormed back to his seat.
Before this, however, Djokovic smashed his racket against the net post and put a dent in it before breaking his own racket.
He was given a warning by umpire Fergus Murphy for a conduct violation and the crowd began to turn on the favourite.
Novak Djokovic smashed his tennis racket in frustration during the Wimbledon final
Djokovic lost his serve in the fifth set to cause the frustration and was given a warning
Loud boos went around Centre Court for his outburst, although commentator and former British tennis star Andrew Castle understood his frutration.
Speaking on the BBC’s coverage, he said: ‘It’s understandable. He has just lost his serve in the fifth set.’
Alcaraz went 5-3 up in the third set, forcing Djokovic to take control and serve to stay in the match, which he did.
However, Alcaraz took matters into his own hand and held his serve to be crowned Wimbledon champion, defeating the man who had won the last four in a row.
The 20-year-old was impressive throughout and Djokovic was full of praise for his opponent after the match, but was evidently emotional after the heartbreaking defeat.
The Serbian great was evidently emotional after the heartbreaking defeat on Sunday evening