Novak Djokovic expresses frustration with team during match
Novak Djokovic expressed frustration towards his team during his quarterfinal match against John Millman at the US Open on Wednesday night.
Djokovic won the first set of the match 6-3 but started to have an issue early in the second. With the score 1-1 in the second set, Djokovic was seen motioning to those in his player’s box between points. ESPN’s announcers speculated that he might have wanted a certain type of drink.
After Millman held serve to make it 2-1 in the second, Djokovic complained even more during a side change. You could see him motioning to his team asking for something to be brought to him.
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Those in Djokovic’s box were seen looking around as if they were trying to find whatever Nole was requesting. The chair umpire was even seen on the phone during that time.
The conditions at Arthur Ashe Stadium were so rough that Millman requested a break at 2-2 so he could change his clothes, which were soaked with sweat. Djokovic was only too happy to have a break. He spent it with his shirt off so he could cool down. He also received pills and a bottle from his team.