Djokovic leaves abruptly from a BBC interview after the controversy with the crowd during his match vs. Rune

Following his Wimbledon fourth-round triumph over Holger Rune, Novak Djokovic left his interview with the BBC, claiming that several questions were directed at the audience.

Djokovic Walks Out Of Interview

After his Wimbledon fourth-round victory over Holger Rune, Novak Djokovic walked out of his interview with the BBC, complaining that multiple questions focused on the crowd.

During his on-court interview, the second seed expressed his displeasure to the Center Court crowd for using his name as a joke. He turned back to them and shouted “Good night,” extending his body to replicate the jeers he claimed to have heard during the match.

After that, Djokovic sat down with the BBC, but he left the meeting to talk about another topic since he wasn’t impressed with the line of questions.

Djokovic said in the interview: “As I said in the post-match interview, I think most of the people in the stadium were respectful and I thank them and know that after watching tennis all day, it’s not easy. I was thankful; I don’t take it for granted; they are a big part of why I still play—the crowds who appreciate what we do and the effort we put in. When I feel that a crowd is stepping over the line, I react; I don’t regret my words or actions on the court.”

As the reporter asked the question about the crowd, Djokovic replied: “Do you have any questions other than the crowd? I mean, are you focused only on that or any questions about the match, or something like that? Or is it solely focused on that? This is the third question already; I said what I have to say; maybe we can speak about something else.”

The reporter tried to ask Djokovic about his support for their match on Wednesday, but Djokovic got up and left the interview without responding.

Novak Djokovic in 2024

Novak Djokovic

22 - 6win/loss

37 year old
2024 Highlights

Now the world no.2, the Serbian played his last match on the 8th of July when he beat world no.15 Holger Rune 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the 4th round in Wimbledon (draw).

This season the Serbian achieved a compiled 22-6 win-loss record. Novak Djokovic’s most significant accomplishment of the current season was reaching the semifinal at the Australian Open, Monte Carlo and Geneva.

Novak Djokovic will take on the world no.9 Alex De Minaur in the quarter on Wednesday at 3:30 pm on Centre Court. Their actual record is 2-1 for Djokovic.

The Serbian won 99 titles in his career: 53 on hard courts, 19 on clay courts, 19 on indoor courts and 8 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

Djokovic has scheduled to play next in Montreal (National Bank Open). He will start from the main draw that will commence on the 5th of August.

Djokovic's Record

Holger Rune in 2024

Holger Rune

25 - 14win/loss

I Hard
21 year old
2024 Highlights

Now ranked no.15, Rune played his last match on the 8th of July when he lost to world no.2 Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the 4th round in Wimbledon (draw).

Presently, during this year Holger owns a compiled 25-14 win-loss record. Holger Rune’s best achievement of the current year was getting to the final in Brisbane.

Holger Rune will compete against the world no.287 Giovanni Fonio in the quarter. They have never competed against each other so far in top events.

Rune was the runner-up in Brisbane (Brisbane International).

Holger won 4 titles in his career: 2 on clay courts and 2 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)

Rune's Record

Novak Djokovic and Holger Rune played each other 6 times. Their record is 4-2 for Djokovic. The last time they locked horns, Novak Djokovic won 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the 4th round in London (Wimbledon) on the 8th of July 2024.

You can watch the highlights in the following video.