Novak Djokovic, in the final of the ATP 250 in Adelaide, after losing the first set against US Sebastian Korda, indulged in a furious fight with his box, especially against his brother Marko and against his Italian manager Edoardo Artaldi.
He said in Italian: “Out! Go out! Yes you, go out!” There had been discussions throughout the first set and they continued during the second as well, while Goran Ivanisevic remained in the corner, framed by the cameras and visibly annoyed by the Serbian’s behavior on the courth.
Nole, in the first set of the final against Korda, had also had a set point before losing 10-8. Despite the outburst, Nole kept his composure and won the trophy, however turning several times towards his corner with his furious gaze towards his team.
The match and Nole’s win
The Serbian champion wins in Adelaide sixteen years after the first time and he matches the number of titles in the ATP Tour of Rafa Nadal. Now in the sights are Ivan Lendl (94), Roger Federer (103) and Jimmy Connors (109).
The Serbian champion needs to work hard to keep his winning streak alive in Australia (34) against a Sebastian Korda who in the fifth final of his career, needless to say the most prestigious of his career, wasted a match point at the foot of the decisive jeu in the second set.
In the final number 131 in his career (in front of Nadal’s 130) Djokovic comes out at distance in the third set and on the threshold of the three hours of play, despite some skirmishes with the corner and especially with his brother Marko, seals the success on 6-7(8) 7-6(3) 6-4.
Important points among other things for the twenty-one times Grand Slam champion, who should win at the Australian Open would return to the top of the ranking. Korda plays the right game. At the first opportunity he wins the tug of war from the baseline and secures the ninety-second title of his career.
A very important success for Djokovic, who rises to 92 career triumphs, equaling Rafael Nadal’s record for individual trophies. Despite this, however, the anger of Nole who became furious during the match made the news.
Novak #Djokovic yelling to his box in Italian to get out after the first set loss against Korda. Looks like his agents and brother Marko left promptly.