Furious Novak Djokovic smashes his racket against the net post in frustration after losing a crucial game in the fifth set of the Wimbledon final en route to losing to Carlos Alcaraz in an epic
Novak Djokovic broke his tennis racket out of frustration during the Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz.
The Serb showed his annoyance with his performance during the clash when he went down defeating the 20-year-old Spanish star.
When Alcaraz broke Djokovic’s serve in the third game of the fifth set, he returned to his seat.
Before this, however, Djokovic smashed his racket into the net post, putting a dent in it before breaking his own racket.
Referee Fergus Murphy gave him a warning for a conduct violation and the crowd began to turn on the favourite.
Novak Djokovic broke his tennis racket out of frustration during the Wimbledon final
Djokovic broke serve in the fifth set to cause frustration and received a warning.
Loud boos swept Center Court at his outburst, though commentator and former British tennis star Andrew Castle understood his frustration.
Speaking about the BBC’s coverage, he said: ‘It’s understandable. You just lost your serve in the fifth set.
Alcaraz went up 5-3 in the third set, forcing Djokovic to take control and serve to stay in the match, which he did.
However, Alcaraz took matters into his own hands and held serve to be crowned Wimbledon champion, defeating the man who had won the last four in a row.
The 20-year-old was impressive throughout and Djokovic praised his opponent after the match but was evidently emotional after the heartbreaking defeat.
The big Serb was obviously emotional after the heartbreaking defeat on Sunday night.