Djokovic ‘sorry’ over ball girl

Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic says he plans to apologise to a ball girl after he appeared to shout at her during his tense fourth-round win.

The 28-year-old showed his nerves as he had to fight back from two sets down to beat 14th seed Kevin Anderson over two days.

After losing a point when he was 3-2 down in the final set he exploded with anger and seemed to shout “towel” in the ball girl’s direction.

When it was claimed that the girl had been left “shaken up”, the world number one said: “I’m sorry. There was nothing towards her.

“Maybe she was just afraid of my screaming there. I was pretty close to her. I’m definitely going to try to apologise to her if I did something wrong.”

It came after the tie was suspended yesterday due to poor light and delayed for half an hour today due to rain.

Djokovic filmed a video apology in April after he was hit with a code violation at the Miami Open for shouting at a ball boy.

He claimed then that the ball boy had been caught in the crossfire and that he was letting off steam towards his coaching team after losing a set to Andy Murray.

The Serb will face Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals tomorrow.

Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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