Published: Tue, September 03, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

‘Disrespectful’: US Open crowd slammed for booing Djokovic after injury-forced retirement

‘Disrespectful’: US Open crowd slammed for booing Djokovic after injury-forced retirement

Wawrinka produced a superb performance at Arthur Ashe Stadium, taking the first two sets 6-4, 7-5 and leading 2-1 in the third before Djokovic succumbed to his shoulder problem on Sunday.

Luckily, as Djokovic walked off the court a sizable chunk of the crowd cheered him, but it didn't take away from the initial shock of the fans who booed him. He responded with a thumbs-up.

Medvedev won his only match against Wawrinka in the 2017 first round at Wimbledon, just before Wawrinka's surgery. I mean, a lot of people didn't know what's happening, so you can not blame them.

The 32-year-old has been dealing with the lingering injury for some time and just has not been able to overcome it.

In an era where men's tennis has been dominated by the "Big 3" of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka can at times be a forgotten man.

Djokovic has won 16 titles at Grand Slam tournaments, while Nadal was won 18 and Federer 20.

Despite his success on the court, Djokovic has yet to receive the level of adulation given to rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and judging by the reaction of the spectators in NY, this won't help his cause with fans. I'm looking forward for it. Looking at the head to head data in a little more depth gives great insight into why Federer enjoys such a big advantage - he's won nearly 75% of service points, with Dimitrov a little shy of 60%, and that's a huge chasm between the two players - it's unsurprising that Dimitrov has struggled against the Swiss legend, and he'll certainly need to address the serve issues which have affected him in the past if he is to cause a shock upset tonight.

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"Now it's a matter of keeping my body and mind in shape and trying to still peak at these kind of events that are majors and that are the most significant in our sport".

Djokovic also loves those Grand Slams, having won 16 of them (to Wawrinka's three).

"I was feeling good on the court", Wawrinka said.

His head-to-head record against Djokovic is now 6-19. Now he's ranked 24th and is the No. 23 seed in the US Open. Djokovic won that one in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker after almost five hours.

It is the sixth time Novak Djokovic has been forced to retire in a grand slam tournament.

Djokovic's title defence ended abruptly when he stopped playing during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka because of pain in his left shoulder. In addition, he uses it for two-fisted backhand shots. "It's always a surprise, for sure, when you play a champion like him".

Defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic has retired injured in the fourth round of the US Open. "He's an fantastic champion".

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