During Novak Djokovic’s Round 2 match at the Australian Open 2023, the World No. 5 was seen struggling with his moves and pace. The 35-year-old won the opening set 6-1 but gave away the second with a hamstring trouble 6-7. The Serbian however continued his dominance at the Rod Laver Arena when he took the third set 6-2 in just 32 minutes.
During the fourth set of the match against France’s Enze Couacaud, the Serbian pleaded to the chair umpire to remove the loud spectators from the audience. With Djokovic leading the fourth set 2-0 (40-30), the former World No. 1 came close to the chair umpire to demand the guests removal for their loud behaviour.
The Serb was left fuming as they continued to call out and disrupt his service motion despite chair umpire’s continuous warning. He claimed that the spectator was “drunk out of his mind”.
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The member from the spectator had previously also commented before Novak took the serve during his match against Enzo.
The four spectators were later removed from the audience after Novak's demand to which he thanked the organisers for their gesture.