In the middle of the Rome Masters duel, the Serbian Novak Djokovic got angry with his rival Cameron Norrie for a ball that the British hit him from behind.
the serbian Novak Djokovic (1st of ranking ATP) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters 1,000after beating the British in two sets -6-3 and 6-4- Cameron Norrie (13º).
‘Nole’, a great favorite to win the Italian tournament after Carlos Alcaraz’s farewell, did not experience major anxieties against his rival on duty and became the first player to access the round of four best.
In the first set, Djokovic quickly broke Norrie and went up 3-0 to put a set on track that he was able to close with another break, but missed two set balls before heading the sleeve.
In the second, he had to demand more against a combative Norrie who ended up asking for medical assistance. Djokovic gave up a serve, but broke two to recover.
However, the high point of the match was in the second round. After overcoming a sector of the Italian public that he ordered to silence, the Serb was upset – and ugly – with his rival.
‘Nole’ gave Norrie an easy and pumped ball in the net and turned around giving the point for lost. The British, with all the track for him and his rival surrendered, He finished off the leg of a Djokovic who turned defiantly.
The anger lasted for the Serbian for several minutes and points, to the point that He challenged the Briton again at a break while he avoided looking at him.
Everything stayed on the track, Novak Djokovic completed his victory, the seventeenth in the round of 16 in his entire career in Rome, and peace was signed with a greeting at the end of the match.
This was how Norrie’s pitch hit Novak Djokovic:
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