WATCH: Novak Djokovic gives a fitting reply to journalist’s “bad guy” remark

Djokovic was thrown a bizzare question by a journalist after his quarterfinal match against Marton Fucsovics.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 8 July 2021 2:27 pm

In pursuit of his record-equalling 20th Grand slam title at the ongoing Wimbledon Championship, world number 1 Novak Djokovic has been in fine form in the competition and has even made his way to the final four. However, despite his superb run and his stupendous record which speaks for himself, Djokovic was thrown a bizzare question by a journalist after his quarterfinal match against Marton Fucsovics. While the Serbian had registered an impressive 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win against the Hungarian, he was asked how it felt to be the "bad guy" of the sport.

Nevertheless, Djokovic aced in his response to the question, maintaining his calm and composure but also giving a befitting reply. Not only did he say that he does not agree with the opinion of the questioner, he added that he is here to make a path for himself.

Don't consider myself a bad guy, not chasing anybody: Djokovic

While the 34-year-old was asked, "What has it been like to be something of the 'bad guy' chasing after Roger and Rafa all these years?" He replied, "I don't consider myself a bad guy. I mean, that's your opinion."

"I'm not chasing anybody. I'm making my own path and my own journey, my own history. I'm privileged to be part of the history of this sport that I love. As I said on the court, I know about a lot of stats. I don't know about all of them. But they do motivate me, even more, to play my best tennis at the events that count the most in our sport," he added.

However, the question has understandably caused a stir on social media.