Novak Djokovic goads Wimbledon crowd after dumping out Brit hope Cameron Norrie

Novak Djokovic hit back at the Wimbledon crowd after dumping out British hope Cameron Norrie.

The tennis world No. 3 reached a record-breaking 32nd Grand Slam final, surpassing Roger Federer's 31, with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory on Centre Court. After match point he turned to a particular section of fans and air kissed towards them.

BBC commentator John McEnroe noted: "He made a notion to that guy in the corner, kissing. He didn't need to do that but the guy was getting on him. Don't take away from what this man just accomplished."

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The moment divided opinion online. One shocked viewer wrote: "Did Novak Djokovic just sarcastically air kiss to someone in the crowd when he won that match?!"

Another Twitter user commented: "Not surprising, he's just so unlikeable." A third argued: "He didn't need to do that, unsurprised he got some boos."

Others came to Djokovic's defence with one arguing: "If the crowd are goading him into reacting then why are they surprised when he does. I hope more sportsmen/women start giving it back to the crowd as much as they do."

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A second supporter of the Serb posted: "No need to boo @DjokerNole the man is a machine! D***heads in the crowd getting on his back and he gives it back and they don't like it!

"Gutted @RafaelNadal withdrew but Novak to win for me now! Lucky to be able to watch this era of tennis and it won't last forever!"

Djokovic was given a rousing applause from the majority of the crowd for his performance which sees him into Sunday's (July 10) final against Nick Kyrgios, and said afterwards: "Cameron didn't have much to lose, he was playing the tournament of his life.

"He's a great player and I have a lot of respect for him. Cameron was dominating the play and I got lucky to break his serve in the second set. He gifted me a game and from then I think momentum shifted."


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