Novak Djokovic is unarguably among the of the greatest players of all times. Yet the Serbian does not receive much support from the crowd, the adulation which the audience has for Federer is not there for him and it’s all so conspicuous.

Why Djokovic is not supported by the crowd

One reason for this can be that both Federer and Nadal dominated the tennis court for a long time before Djokovic emerged on the scene and equalled them. So probably both Nadal and Federer had many ardent fans who continued to support them and have not shifted their loyalty.

Other reason can be that some consider that Novak’s style of play is very ‘robotic’ and it does not have the elegance of Federer. But he has something which other players don’t have, like he has the best returns in tennis and most strikingly, he is able to handle himself better in pressure situations as is shown in the Wimbledon final this year.

At times tough, fans behaviour becomes downright disrespectful as was seemingly the case during this year’s Wimbledon final. When Djokovic double-faulted then the crowd applauded. Many fans didn’t seem to like the fact that he was better than Federer by a thin margin to lift the trophy.

One important point to draw here is that when Federer loses to other players, for example, Nadal then the crowd does not show the same hostility as it showed to Djokovic during the Wimbledon final. It is simply irritating to people who purely support tennis and this behaviour from the crowd is hardly appreciable.

This has happened throughout the career of Djokovic, his unforced errors are applauded and in general, he has been at the receiving end. This is really disheartening to see that one of the greatest players ever is being treated in such a fashion.

Fans should retrospect their behaviour towards Djokovic and even if they do not support the Serbian, they should not boo him and certainly not applaud when he mistakes on the court.

 

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The answer why Djokovic is disliked by most of the dislikers probably, is because he is more in touch with his primitive behavioural patterns. We’ve seen him multiple times ripping his shirt in half from the front to and banging his fists on his chests (not necessarily both at the same time). That’s very much frowned upon compared to the elegance of Federer or the humility of Nadal. Not to say that expressing emotions is bad (both Federer and Nadal have certainly done it when winning big points, albeit smaller scale) but that makes Djokovic look really ape-like. Granted, he’s… Read more »

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Filip

Harri, YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS!!! 😅 How about when Ivanisevic took home the Wimbledon in 2001 after receiving a wildcard? I think he ripped his shirt in every single match except for the final and the majority of the crowd didn’t seem to mind.
Nadal and Federer have such charismatic game that it’s always a pleasure to watch. I don’t really think it’s about Djokovic. It’s about whomever takes out Nadal or Federer that gets the badguy stamp.

Prakash
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Prakash

Filip dont b serious for djoker.. he may achieving something but like harri said people r like elephants never forget 😂

lucy
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lucy

why’s hate djokovic he’s the all time greatest at the game itself and it’s proved as he’s leading advantage in wins against every top player which he’s played against which northern nadal or federe have done

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The G.O.A.T…like it not… history in making,little kid from Serbia….amen….

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Different people react differently to pressure. Some are emotional and some are not. Some needs to show their emotion to lift their spirits when their down. Don’t put all people in one box that we react to pressures. That’s why we are called individuals because no person is the same. Its just about prejudice of people even if they don’t know the person personally.