During his win yesterday over Andy Murray in the Miami final, Novak Djokovic lashed into a ballkid who was trying to give the World No. 1 towel.
The incident occurred just after the second set which was won by Murray 64.
Chair umpire Damien Dumusois reprimanded the new father for his actions on the changeover.
Hours after the match, Djokovic issued an apology for his outburst toward the ballboy.
“I want to reflect on a bad moment that happened today in the finals against Andy,” Djokovic said. “When I lost the second set I yelled to my camp, to my box in frustration and I saw the replay, unfortunately a ball boy was in the middle of it and I really, really feel sorry and I regret that he was there.
“There was absolutely no intention whatsoever to hurt him or scaring in any kind of way and I sincerely hope that he forgives me. I really apologize. Also, as a parent I do care about children a lot right now. And I look at it in a much different way so I want to apologize to his parents as well for the situation and as a father I wouldn’t wish something like this happens to my son.
“Again I sincerely hoping that you can forgive me and you know that we can move on. Unfortunately sometimes that emotions just get the best out of you. Most of the times the profession of you learn how to control them and how to how to stay composed and mentally strong but on a hot day like this when Andy was obviously playing well and pushing all my buttons it was not easy was not easy.”
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