Defeating Roger Federer at the US Open final came with strings attached for the Serbian Novak Djokovic, as the crowd opposed a hard-earned victory. The Serbian beat Federer fair and square with 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 and 6-4 at the infamous Flushing Meadows, NYC this Sunday earning him the 10th grand slam title. Winning his third major title in 2015, the Serbian lad was heavily booed by a packed crowd, anticipating a Federer victory. A true sportsman as always, he hoped to win the support of tennis community in the future.  

Djokovic: An antagonist?

As per a sports analyst, Novak is a fiercely competitive at his present age, casting a dark shadow of a relentless villain analogous to General Zod/ Darth Vader.

The summer of 2015

At the prime of his sports career, Novak Djokovic has enjoyed tremendous success at the age of 28 on the tennis circuit. His list of conquests in 2015 includes:

  • Wimbledon
  • Australian Open
  • US Open
  • French Open runner up

He also won 3 major grand slam titles back in 2011. He recognized the animosity of the NYC crowd stating that it did distract him during the course of the game, with ups and downs. The crushing finale lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes, much to the disappointment of the Federer fans went against their wishes. Being open-minded as usual, he understood the crowd favoring Federer and it’s up to them entirely. Regardless, he knew his mission and went at it relentlessly, without or without their support.

It’s understandable for Novak Djokovic to avenge his last defeat against his arch-nemesis Federer at the last championship finale, with injury taking toll.

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Emotions ran high as the anti-climactic atmosphere of Flushing Meadows attempted to downplay his victory with boos. After the victory, he tore his shirt button apart to display some aggression.

More so, he declared to accept the crowd’s criticism, taking it in his stride. He also admitted that majority of the time, Roger Federer is the popular choice in case of most finales, with him being the underdog. He’s gotten used to it by now. It comes from his charm. According to Djokovic, he has invested more years in tennis than him, it’s just logical to carry all that support baggage with him everywhere he goes. The way he carries himself with such dignity is just radiant in itself.  

300: Source of inspiration

Celebrating the crushing defeat over Roger Federer, Novak Dokovic admitted seeking inspiration from the famous Zack Snyder movie 300 (2006), acknowledging the presence of actor Gerard Butler in the crowd. Gerard Butler starred as the protagonist of the war-torn Sparta in the 2006 blockbuster movie, worked like a charm for the Serbian lad. Novak acknowledged that, he was in NYC during the tennis season, so he setup a meeting. He sent him a message and photo the previous night, while watching the 300 (2006) movie.

More so, the movie fueled his desire to win, against all odds. He admitted to liking Gerard Butler as a cool guy.