Novak Djokovic had a heated exchange with one of his own fans during his quarter-final match at the US Open. The former World No.1 lost his cool after giving an advantage to his opponent, Taylor Fritz, in the third set.
A fan in the luxury suite screamed during a rally, prompting Djokovic to call for them to be removed from the area. The frustrated Serbian was seen gesturing angrily and waving his arm in frustration.
Tennis fans on social media had mixed reactions to Djokovic's outburst. Some criticized him for blaming someone else, while others defended him, saying athletes deserve respect from their fans.
Despite the disturbance, Djokovic managed to regain his composure and went on to win the match in straight sets, with a final score of 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. He will now advance to the semi-finals of the tournament.
Bizarre post-match interview
In a strange turn of events, Djokovic broke out into a rendition of the Beastie Boys' song 'Fight For Your Right' during his post-match interview. The crowd cheered and joined in as he sang.
Djokovic's quest for his 24th Grand Slam title will continue on Friday when he faces the winner of Ben Shelton's match against Frances Tiafoe.