Novak Djokovic LOSES it with loudmouth tennis fan at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic LOSES it with loudmouth tennis fan at Australian Open

Excited moment Novak Djokovic LOSES it over ‘drunk’ Australian Open spectators in Where’s Wally costumes – as he demands they be kicked out: ‘He’s NOT here to watch tennis’

  • Novak Djokovic lost his nerve with a tennis fan at the Australian Open on Thursday
  • Serbian was thrown off balance by constant heckling from a spectator in Melbourne
  • He said “the guy is insanely drunk” and said he would “provoke me”
  • Security spoke to a fan in the crowd at Rod Laver Arena

Novak Djokovic has demanded the ejection of a loudmouth tennis fan from Rod Laver Arena after he was constantly heckled during his match at the Australian Open.

Djokovic, 35, took matters into his own hands during his second-round match, telling the referee that the spectator was trying to “get into my head” during the tiebreak.

“The guy is completely drunk, he provoked me from the first point,” he said. “He’s not here to watch tennis. He just wants to get inside my head.’

He said the fan was 'insanely drunk'

Novak Djokovic lost his nerve with a rowdy tennis fan at the Australian Open on Thursday

He urged the referee to kick the fan out after he was harassed during his game in Melbourne

He urged the referee to kick the fan out after he was harassed during his game in Melbourne

A security officer speaks to four fans wearing Where's Wally costumes at Rod Laver Arena

A security officer speaks to four fans wearing Where’s Wally costumes at Rod Laver Arena

Djokovic also asked the referee: “What are you going to do about it? Why don’t you get security to get him out of the stadium?’

A security officer then spoke to a group of fans dressed up as Where’s Wally to try to calm things down.

But the hecklers didn’t stop Djokovic from advancing into the third round, with the Serb beating Frenchman Enzo Couacaud 6-1 6-7(5) 6-2 6-0.

However, there will be concerns over Djokovic’s fitness after he took a medical time-out in the second set.

He seemed uncomfortable with his left hamstring throughout the game and said after the game that his tournament future was in “God’s” hands.

Djokovic managed to defeat his French opponent through an injury concern

Djokovic managed to defeat his French opponent through an injury concern

“To be honest, it’s not good at all,” he said. โ€œI will take it day by day. Last game was better than tonight.

โ€œThat’s all I can say now it’s up to God to help me and physiotherapists and everyone else let’s take it day by day.

“I don’t know, I hope I can recover and be ready for the next game.”

He managed to find a way through that one, despite losing a tie break in the second set that he initially seemed to have under control. But his chances of winning his tenth title in Melbourne must have serious question marks.