There were scenes like From Another World: (News: All About Tennis)
With open, sparkling eyes and frequent screaming for seconds in between several points of the match, Novak Djokovic reached the semi-final in a strange way when he beat Mathieu Berrettini at Court Philippe Chatrier at the French Open.
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The world number one tennis player beat his Italian opponent in the evening session by 6:3, 6:2, 6:7 (5:7), 7:5 – but the focus was on the Joker’s behavior, which was entirely in the looks of the final stage withdrawal from the match. (The 2021 ATP season calendar)
“It wasn’t easy,” Djokovic said then, still on the red ash, when his emotions were once again in control. He admitted the lack of energy after the disappearance of the spectators on the Paris circuit. (ATP world ranking)
French Open: Djokovic screams like a berserk
Background: The match was paused in the middle of Group D because fans had to leave the stadium before 11pm due to the coronavirus-related curfew in the French capital.
Crazy: Some people admitted it with loud whistles – chants of “We paid!”
At the time of the boycott, Djokovic’s opinion was 6:3, 6:2, 6:7 (5:7) and 3:2. But then, the match turned into a frightening piece – not only because of the 34-year-old’s blatant attacks from Belgrade around and after the third match ball.
Djokovic also suffered a wrist injury, apparently in pain and having to seek medical help.
Joker also left his former coach Boris Becker somewhat baffled after the match ended and he played for 3:28 hours: “These noises Novak made – they were almost werewolf noises,” Today’s man said. Eurosport-expert.
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“It really does move with limits. But there you can also tell how much pressure it was,” Becker added.
In the semi-finals, Djokovic now faces Rafael Nadal (Spain) in a giant duel. The record winner in Paris beat Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6:3, 4:6, 6:4, 6:0.
German top seed Alexander Zverev (Hamburg) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) will battle for the second final ticket on Friday.