Novak Djokovic emerged as one of the greatest forces to reckon with to challenge the duopoly of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the ATP circuit. Known to wear his heart on his sleeve, Djokovic is known to not hold back his emotions whatever be the situation of the game. One of the most ferocious groundstroke player, saw some anti-climax during the 2014 edition of Wimbledon.
During the round of-16 clash against Jo Wilfred Tsonga, Djokovic smashed a thundering backhand on match point. Thinking of it as a stunning winner by default, Djokovic began to soak in the applause from the crowd at centre court only to see Tsonga conversing with the umpire. Turned out that it wasn’t Tsonga who had called for a review, but the linesman had called the return as ‘out!’
Djokovic, who by now had already expressed sympathies for his opponent and shook hands with the umpire, was left scratching his head as to what really happened. Eventually, he asked for a review which suggested that the ball had just clipped the line. The decision was overturned and the point along with the match was awarded to the eventual champion.
Djokovic then celebrated in his usual animated roars and the crowd enjoyed an anti-climatic but funny point.