Novak Djokovic, just a year removed from becoming Flushing’s instant darling after unveiling his array of tennis impressions (he served it just like Sharapova! Uncanny!), has managed nearly as quickly to become more unpopular than Armando Benitez in the Big Apple.
After dispatching Andy Roddick in four sets in the US Open quarterfinals, Djokovic celebrated with a double-barreled Usain Bolt chest thump, then blasted Roddick in his on-court interview.
(Video of Novak’s post-match interview after the jump.)
The rollercoaster that has been John McEnroe’s emotions over his tennis career is volatile to say the least. He’s certainly best known for his temper tantrums, but I feel like recently, his announcing has kind of changed the general perception of his behavior/attitude.
If that’s true, it probably won’t be that way for long, though. Eric McErlain at FANHOUSE nets the news that Johnny Mac is back to his old tricks, having just gotten tossed out of the Hall of Fame Champions Cup, which essentially amounts to a senior citizens’ tennis tournament. Jack. Pot.