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Novak Djokovic responds to US Open boo boys after retiring against Stan Wawrinka

Novak Djokovic gave a sarcastic thumbs up to the crowd (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Novak Djokovic would not fire back hard at the US Open crowd after he was unceremoniously booed off court having retired from his fourth match with Stan Wawrinka, insisting hes not offended by the Arthur Ashe support.

It was a cruel way for the defending champion to go out. Roundly booed by a notoriously venomous New York crowd after deciding his shoulder could not take any more punishment, Djokovic was clearly upset in the heat of the moment, leaving the stadium with a sarcastic thumbs up.

Asked about the boo boys, Djokovic replied: What can I tell you?

Look, Im not being offended by, you know, mistreated by anybody. I dont really, you know, pay too much attention on that. You know, I like to respect others. I hope that others can respect me and my decision.

Novak Djokovic has his shoulder massaged during his US Open exit
Novak Djokovics shoulder couldnt take any more pain (Picture: Getty Images)

Im sorry for the crowd. Obviously they came to see a full match, and just wasnt to be. Thats all it is.

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I mean, a lot of people didnt know whats happening, so you cannot blame them. It is what it is.

The Serb would not go into details about his injury woes but expressed his hopes of being back in action in Tokyo next month.

Evaluation is to come, the 16-time Grand Slam champion said. Obviously I did a lot of different treaRead More – Source