Guido Monaco reveals Djokovic's fear following Rome Open incident

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 at 11:20
Former Italy’s tennis player Guido Monaco believes that the bottle-hitting incident during the Rome Open left the world number one Novak Djokovic ‘scared’. The 36-year-old is often regarded as the greatest player in the history of men’s tennis in the Open era, having won as many as 24 Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic recently participated in the Rome Masters where his journey was cut short as he lost in the round of 32 to Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo in straight sets with a score of 6-2, 6-3. Before that match, the legendary tennis star was involved in an incident where he was hit by a mettle bottle while signing autographs for the fans.
Monaco was recently quoted in a report where he recalled how the security protocol in tennis changed after former America’s tennis star Monica Sales was stabbed and further suggested that Djokovic was left ‘scared’ after the incident.
"Let's not forget that before the knife attack on Monica Seles, there was no security in tennis," he said. "This incident caused a lot of blood to flow but he was very scared, regardless of whether it was accidental, he was really very scared. And even though he joked with the helmet the next day, it left mental scars.”

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