An angry Novak Djokovic smashes his racket against the net post after losing a crucial game in the fifth set of the Wimbledon final.
Novak Djokovic breaks his tennis racket in frustration during the Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz.
The Serbian expressed his displeasure with his performance during the clash as he was beaten by the 20-year-old Spanish star.
Alcaraz returned to his seat as Djokovic broke serve in the third game of the fifth set.
But earlier, Djokovic smashed his racket against the net post and left a dent in it before breaking his own racket.
Umpire Fergus Murphy gave him a warning for a conduct breach and the crowd began to turn on the favourite.
Novak Djokovic breaks tennis racket in frustration at Wimbledon final
Djokovic lost his serve in the fifth set causing frustration and was cautioned
Loud boos went around center court to his dismay, although commentator and former British tennis star Andrew Castle understood his frustration.
Speaking of the BBC’s coverage, he said: ‘It’s understandable. He lost his serve in the fifth set.’
Alcaraz went up 5-3 in the third set, forcing Djokovic to take control and stay in the match, which he did.
However, Alcaraz took matters into his own hands and retained his serve to be crowned Wimbledon champion, defeating the man who had won four in a row.
The 20-year-old was impressive throughout and Djokovic was full of praise for his opponent after the match, but was clearly emotional after the heartbreaking defeat.
The Serbian great was clearly emotional after Sunday evening’s heartbreaking defeat
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