Tennis fans call out 'fake nice guy gimmick' from Djokovic as Murray gives take on hitting Federer back in 2014 Shanghai Masters

Andy Murray recently expressed an opinion that got the tennis world talking as he replied to a video of an incident involving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at the 2014 Shanghai Masters.

The Shanghai Masters will make its return next week and one of the most memorable matches ever came between Djokovic and Federer in 2014 albeit it elicited a moment in particular as the Serbian unintentionally hit Federer on the left arm.

He ended up winning the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 before defeating Gilles Simon in the final. But post match, he praised Federer instead of apologising. “I think I did not play too bad. It’s just that he played everything he wanted to play. He played the perfect match… an amazing match", Djokovic said.

Murray commented on the video being reshared and said that it was legitimate however when the boot is on the other foot, he reacts differently.

“Totally legitimate play. Great shot. However when Rafa clocked him in Canada and Norrie in Rome he reacted like “how dare you?”, he wrote.

As a result also tennis fans reacted to it in different ways with one saying that Djokovic has a 'fake nice guy gimmick'. "The young players can fall for it, but all the veterans of the tour see through Djokovic's fake nice guy gimmick lol", the tweeted.

But another defended Djokovic in this case saying that Murray is jealous. "Someone’s jealous a 35/36 year old Novak Djokovic won the same amount of Grand Slams and more different ones in one year than he has his whole career", they posted.

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