Join the debate: is Djokovic's downfall linked to off-court incident?

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Monday, 13 May 2024 at 12:43
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Fans on social media raised different concerns after Novak Djokovic’s poor performance in the Rome Open. The 36-year-old suffered a shocking exit from the mega-event after losing to Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo in the round of 32 in straight sets with a score of 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday.
After the match, Djokovic, while talking to the media, stated that he is not sure whether the bottle-hitting incident a few days back was the primary reason for his poor outing on the court. “I don't know, to be honest,” he said. “I have to check that. Training was different. I was going for kind of easy training yesterday. I didn't feel anything, but I also didn't feel the same. Today under high stress, it was quite bad - not in terms of pain, but in terms of this balance. Just no coordination. Completely different player from what it was two nights ago. Could be. I don't know. I have to do medical checkups and see what's going on.”
That performance raised concerns of the fans on social media. "This should tell you Djokovic is finished, Sinner, Alcaraz and probably Rune will win Rolland Garros,” one fan wrote. On the other hand, another fan questioned how there was no concussion protocol followed after the incident. “You mean to to tell me he was never evaluated for concussion!?!? How TF is this possible??? Concussion was OBVIOUSLY the #1 concern to begin with given nausea & headaches that were reported. Who the hell is advising him? Jesus Christ man!,” he wrote.

You mean to to tell me he was never evaluated for concussion!?!? How TF is this possible??? Concussion was OBVIOUSLY the #1 concern to begin with given nausea & headaches that were reported. Who the hell is advising him? Jesus Christ man! 🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

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Novak Djokovic was asked if getting hit on the head with the bottle impacted his tennis today after his loss to Tabilo “Was this related at all to the bottle incident? Were you feeling anything from what happened on Friday night?” Novak: “I don't know, to be honest. I have to…

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