Seven-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander says the New-York crowd don’t forget what players have done in the past, referring to the incident happened during men’s singles match between Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka.
World’s #1 was not able to continue the match and was forced to retire. Djokovic was then booed by the New York crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium. His final gesture was giving a sarcastic thumbs up to the crowd before leaving the stadium.
“New York crowd don’t forget. You see it in basketball and soccer too” Wilander told Eurosport (via Tennis World USA)
“They do not forget something that has been done a long time ago. And I think when you see what Novak did with Andy Roddick, they do not forget. Last night they treated Novak completely unfairly by booing him because he put his best effort, he tried.
“But they will get you on something that you did wrong. That’s the New York crowd.” Wilander added.