‘That is how they depict me,’ said Novak Djokovic.

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At the Australian Open on Saturday, Novak Djokovic was put through physical pressure once more, but he managed to maintain his bid for a tenth championship at Melbourne Park. Djokovic appeared uncomfortable during his match with Grigor Dimitrov due to the hamstring ailment that has bothered him since Adelaide.

To get to the fourth round, the Serb advanced and upset the 27th seed 7-6(7), 6-3, 6-4. Every game and point counted, according to Djokovic. “Early on was the turning point for both players. Getting a break early was crucial.

I had no idea how I would feel physically. It was rising and falling. I have a lot of admiration and respect for Grigor. One of my closest buddies on tour is him. We have been friends for a very long time. He is among the most gifted athletes you will ever witness.

He excels at athletics. The former World No. 1 quickly won the opening set in a tough match by saving three set points and converting his next five with a diving forehand volley. The 35-year-old stood up after winning the set and was given a medical timeout, with coach Goran Ivanisevic displaying worry.

Despite having a hamstring problem, Djokovic maintained his composure and perseverance while playing to win the second and third sets. The fourth seed was given a second medical timeout at 4-1 in the third set despite hitting 28 winners and making 22 unforced errors.

The match was eventually won by Djokovic after he returned to the court and prevailed after a number of difficult exchanges in his final serve game. Alex de Minaur, an Australian, will now face Djokovic.

Djokovic has expressed his rage.

Novak After they misrepresented him, Djokovic has made it plain that he is furious with the tennis media.

“In our organization—ATP or WTA—there needs to be a system of prompt player protection, someone who will react and take action in response to these issues. It would be simple to make me the bad guy. They portray me in that way, and although it has become commonplace for me, I will not put up with injustice, he declared.

They do not deserve for anything like this to just be permitted, to get away with it. Some things I can tolerate, some I cannot. Even though I could have responded a thousand times over various issues in the past, I often don’t,” he stated.