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Djokovic advances at Australian Open but shows irritability on and off court

Tennis star Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic dropped his first set of the Australian Open after becoming frustrated that the floodlights were turned on during his daytime 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win over Canadian Denis Shapovalov. (via TheGuardian)

“The lights being switched on at 5pm was completely unnecessary,” he said.

“I was agitated. It should not happen to me. I should know better. I have experience. But it does happen.

“I allowed him to come back to the match. Other than when I was 4-1, 4-2 up in the third set and had a little let-down, I thought I played well, especially in the fourth set.

“I expected Denis to come out and be aggressive. He made a lot of unforced errors for the first set and a half. I just stayed solid from back of the court and served well, played the right shots. But I like the fact that I was tested.”

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