Novak Djokovic explains umpire argument during Kyle Edmund win at Wimbledon


NOVAK DJOKOVIC has explained his argument the umpire during his win against Kyle Edmund.

Djokovic came from a set down to beat the British No 1 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in front of his home fans on Centre Court.

However, the match was shrewd in controversy as Djokovic was booed by the supporters from the first set for complaining about a number of things including the shade caused by the roof.

And during the fourth set the Serbian completely lost his cool with the umpire after Edmund hit a shot after a double bounce – and the point was awarded with Djokovic being on break point.

To make matters worse, Edmund threw his racket at the ball which is also against the rules.

Djokovic brought both points up with the umpire but he still lost the opportunity to break.

“I was 100 per cent convinced but everyone can make a mistake,” Djokovic said of the incident.

“It was an important point obviously I just asked the chair umpire how is it possible he plays the shot that he played if he lets go of the racket and it doesn’t bounce twice.

“It didn’t make sense.

“But I had to stay mentally tough because the next game was crucial. With new balls I served well.

“I was glad to overcome this challenge over four sets.”

Edmund beat Djokovic in their last meeting at the Madrid Open and the former world No 1 was delighted to exact some revenge.

“It was tough. Edmund has been playing really well lately,” he added.

“He won our last encounter on clay and he has improved his game a lot.

“We all know his forehand is a big weapon and his serve is much better.

“He was a set up which is not an ideal.”

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