webnexttech | Novak Djokovic throws tantrum and blows kisses in Australian Open win
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Novak Djokovic has reached his 48th Grand Slam semi-final (Picture: Getty) Novak Djokovic threw a tantum after being ignored by his own box during his Australian Open quarter-final win over Taylor Fritz on Tuesday.The 24-time Grand Slam champion was also seen blowing kisses to Nick Kyrgios and the McEnroe brothers in the ESPN commentary booth as he beat his American opponent over four sets to continue his title defence in Melbourne.
World No.1 Djokovic will face Jannik Sinner or Andrey Rublev on Friday in what will be the the 48th major semi-final for the 36-year-old, who looked furious as he was blanked by his own team against Fritz while trying to get their attention.
During one of the changeovers, Djokovic waved to his box and after getting no acknowledgement, he started throwing his hands in the air more aggressively.
Djokovic grew increasingly frustrated as he failed to catch his team’s attention and screamed in their direction before making a signal with his hands to indicate that they should be watching more closely.
‘You had one job!
Pay attention,’ Patrick McEnroe said about Djokovic’s team on commentary duties.
It was somewhat of a tough match for Djokovic, who was forced to save two set points in the first set and needed a tie-break to take the lead over Fritz.
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Djokovic seemed to settle after that as he recorded a 7-6 4-6 6-2 6-3 victory to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the 11th time.
The Serbian was interviewed by Kyrgios on the court after the match and told the Australian star: ‘Great to see you.
Looking good in that booth.
But looking better here.
Hopefully with a racket also soon.
We miss Nick.
Come on guys.
Show him some love.’

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