Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are two icons of tennis. Both players have played some great matches against each other over the years. This time around, the Scotsman took aim at Novak– not on the tennis court, but on social media instead.
TennisTv shared an old clip of Novak smashing the ball into Roger Federer at the Shanghai Masters in 2014. The Swiss ace can be seen shrugging it off without any fuss as Novak returned to the baseline, and the match resumed. They questioned if it really was a legitimate play from the Serb’s end.
Murray popped in the comments and threw shade at Djokovic unexpectedly. He took a jibe at Novak for not reacting the way Federer did, anytime his opponent accidentally hit him.
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Andy cited Rafael Nadal unintentionally hitting Novak at the net at the Canadian Open in 2013. Nadal had immediately apologised but Djokovic had glared at him in return.
Murray also brought up Novak reacting similarly when Cameron Norrie hit him at the French Open this year. “However when Rafa clocked him in Canada and Norrie in Rome he reacted like ‘how dare you?'” commented Murray.
Fans were quick to point out Novak’s hypocrisy when his opponents struck him by mistake. One user noticed how Djokovic was trying not to smile after hitting Federer and another wrote, “When they hit him he cries.”
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are rivals on the court but there is mutual respect for one another. The two veterans of the sport have played some memorable matches against each other.
Andy Murray’s historic victory over Novak Djokovic
Murray and Djokovic have played each other 36 times so far, with the Serb walking away victorious 25 times. However, Murray did defeat Djokovic a few times, and one of those occasions was the Wimbledon final in 2013.
They were the top two seeds of the tournament that year and played beautifully. Naturally, the summit clash between them was highly anticipated. Andy was the overwhelming fan favorite and he did not disappoint the crowd.
Murray was impressive with his defense and offense and broke Novak several times en route to the title. He ended up defeating the Serb 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in straight sets. With this victory, Andy became the first British player to win the title at SW19 since 1936.
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are legends of the game. Djokovic recently created history when he won his 24th Grand Slam final at the US Open this year. For now, the Serb is on a much-deserved break and will be seen at the Paris Masters next.