"Liberating tension" says Djokovic on memorable scream after win over Berrettini

Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-3 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5 to reach the Roland Garros semifinals and he celebrated it with a memorable roar of emotion.

It was quite the spectacular match that featured everything you could hope from a Roland Garros quarterfinal. We had great tennis, great emotion, fans, arena emptying, all of it. Djokovic said as much after the match:

“This match had it all: falls, crowd, break. It was a lot of intensity. I just felt under tension the entire time. It was just super, super stressful to constantly be under pressure on my service games because his service games were quite smooth with the big serve."

After the match concluded Djokovic erupted with a roaring scream which is both usual and unusual. Such outburst of emotion from Djokovic is nothing new but they have been happening frequently as of late. Asked about it he said:

“The reaction, in the end, was just me liberating that tension that was building up for the entire match.”

Emotions ran high for Djokovic thorough the match as he showed his frustration numerous times. It's clear this event means a lot to him especially after close wins over Musetti and Berrettini.

It doesn't get any easier as he will face Rafael Nadal for a place in the French Open final.

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