Novak Djokovic: I Thought Troicki’s Meltdown In Rome Was So Funny And So Creative
by Tom Gainey | May 29th, 2013, 12:21 am

After a strong opening round win Tuesday at the French Open, Novak Djokovic gave a big thumbs up to his friend and countryman Viktor Troicki who gave one of the epic on-court meltdowns two weeks ago in Rome.

“I thought it was a fantastic thing to do,” Djokovic said. “I thought it was so funny and so creative, because you don’t find it now in sport, in tennis. It’s very conservative sport, you know, rules and everything.

“So it’s fun to see some entertainment, even though I know in that moment he wasn’t thinking about entertaining a crowd. He was more thinking of that ball and trying to prove a point. But it looked very funny, very, very funny.”

During the tirade, Troicki actually commandeered and on-court TV camera, using it to show the disputed mark. Troicki threatened to quit the match but kept playing losing in the end to Ernests Gulbis 61, 61.

Troicki beat James Blake on Sunday and returns todoay to face Gimeno-Traver.

Djokovic eased into the second round following a 76, 64, 75 win over Belgian 22-year-old David Goffin. Next for Novak is Argentine lefty Guido Pella on Thursday.

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4 Comments for Novak Djokovic: I Thought Troicki’s Meltdown In Rome Was So Funny And So Creative

jane Says:

It was certainly funny how he commandeered the cameraman. And yesterday apparently Staks too an iphone photo of the clay mark the umpire refused to call in…technology is definitely changing things. Even human meltdowns. ;)

jane Says:


Tennis x hippy chic Says:

Matches can sometimes be won or lost by the smallest of margins,so I dont see whats funny and creative about been on the recieving end of a dodgy descision,but whatever each to their own,just my take.

queen Says:

One Serb idiot laughing at another Serb idiot…

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