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Old 07.09.2020, 00:18
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Re: Djokovich US Open Ouster/Disqualification?

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USD 250,000 fine for not attending the Press Conference but that is a drop in the bucket for him.

I loved the English Eurosport commentator's thoughts: "And he/Djokovich wonders why he does not have the same fan base as Federer or Nada!"

I think both Federer and Nadal - were this to happen to them- would have attended the mandatory Press Conference.

Djokovich is a great player but maybe needs more coaching regarding PR...

That said, I watched this live, and in my view, his ball hit/strike was out of frustration and not intentional.
250,000 is not the fine for not attending press conference, this is his prize money won at the tournament thusfar. Not sure he really needs to care about the 'same fan base', nor that attending useless hypocritical press conferences would make any difference.

he made his statement loud enough by not attending another bs event after all that has happened. a good decision, in my view.
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