The world No1 was briefly confused over the cheering which fell short of the description
Novak Djokovic thought he heard “booing” from the stands during his victory over Ricardas Berankis on Saturday but felt instead that he had been told he had lost.
The match was put into a tiebreaker following a tiebreak at 2-2 in the third set. Djokovic, leading 6-5, moved into the match point and thought it was too late to save it. In fact, a loud cheer broke out from the crowd.
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“I’m not sure who said I’m losing the match, which was louder than the boos and was louder than the screams of support for me. That’s why I took a step back and looked again,” he said, according to ABC News.
The crowd in Montreal had been far more supportive of Djokovic throughout his victory over Goffin on Saturday. In his post-match interview he appeared to point the finger at home fans.
“It’s a special atmosphere out there. It’s a good environment for tennis. The crowd is so passionate, but I want to say thank you to them and they’re the only reason we play tennis,” Djokovic said.