‘Agitated’ Daniil Medvedev clashes with Wimbledon fans and copies unusual Djokovic gesture | Tennis | Sport


But the reason for his unusual celebration is a heartwarming one. After he beat Alexei Popyrin in the third round, the 24-time Major winner explained that it was a tribute to his six-year-old daughter, who has just started playing the violin.

“The celebration was for Tara. She’s played the violin for a couple of months now,” he said. Djokovic did it again when he beat Holger Rune on Monday night.

Although his fake violin playing wasn’t a dig at the crowd, the 37-year-old used his on-court interview to call out disrespectful fans who he claimed were booing when they cheered “Ruuuuune”.

When interviewer Rishi Prasad pointed out that the fans were calling out the name of his opponent, Djokovic replied: “They were, they were, they were. I don’t accept it.

“No, no, no. I know they were cheering for Rune but that’s an excuse also to boo. Listen, I’ve been on the tour for more than 20 years so I know all the tricks, I know how it works. It’s fine, it’s okay.”



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