New York, September 7
Novak Djokovic must get used to being the “bad guy” following his disqualification from the US Open for hanging a line decide with a ball, American nice John McEnroe has stated.
The world No. 1 was defaulted at 5-6 down within the first set of his match towards Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday after a ball he swiped in frustration hit a feminine official within the throat.
The 33-year-old Serbian posted an apology on Instagram, vowing to remove worthwhile classes that may assist his “growth and evolution as a player and human being.”
McEnroe, whose personal behaviour steadily landed him in sizzling water with officers throughout his enjoying profession, stated Djokovic had buckled beneath the stress.
“The pressure just got to him. I think a lot has been going on off the court,” McEnroe, who was disqualified within the fourth spherical of the 1990 Australian Open after being handed three code violations, informed ESPN.
“It’s clearly affected him and whether or not he likes it or not, he’ll be the dangerous man the remainder of his profession.
“If he embraces that role, I think he could recover. He’s got a lot of things going for him, but this is a stain that he’s not going to be able to erase.”
After the untimely finish to his bid for an 18th Grand Slam, Djokovic left the grounds with out attending a press convention and McEnroe, a four-times US Open champion, stated the Serb ought to have confronted the music as a substitute of apologising on social media.
“You got to man up. It made no sense to me. In the past I’ve seen him take responsibility when he’s blown it. In this case it makes it even worse,” he stated.
“So what if he apologised on Twitter… that’s not good enough.” Reuters