Novak Djokovic taunts Wimbledon crowd after boos during semi-final win
Djokovic appeared to be enjoying playing the villain...
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic taunted the Wimbledon centre court crowd on Friday as he overcame Italian Jannik Sinner in straight sets to reach a record-breaking 35th Grand Slam final.
Djokovic looked comfortable from the off, racing into a two-set lead. Then, crowd favourite Sinner threatened to win the third, only for the veteran Djokovic to foil him.
Upon defeating his Italian counterpart, a number of audible boos rang out around the iconic tennis arena in South London.
Djokovic though managed to maintain his nerve to make it 5-5 in the third set, before he mockingly pretended to look upset and cry.
A day of controversy for Novak Djokovic:
The 23-time Grand Slam winner was not only in trouble for mocking of the crowd though, with a heated exchange between the Serb and umpire Richard Haigh also occurring.
Haigh had called a hindrance against Djokovic at 15-15 in the fourth game of the second set, prompting Djokovic to contest the decision.
The hindrance was called against the World Number two following an audible grunt whilst returning a back-hand.
Visibly incensed, Djokovic confronted the umpire, stating "You must be joking. Calling that in the semi-final of Wimbledon? What are you doing?"
Haigh did not stop there though, as he then handed Djokovic a time violation for taking too long to serve.
The 36-year-old will face off against crowd favourite Carlos Alcaraz tomorrow, as the young Spaniard goes in search of a first ever Wimbledon title.
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