Novak Djokovic has ordered his brother out of the player’s box in the middle of match at the the Adelaide International final.
The Serbian star was having a less than desirable game on Sunday, after losing his first set to No.33 Sebastian Korda, from the USA, when he became visibly frustrated and pointed towards the corporate box.
His brother Marko and another person then exited the area before Djokovic fought his way back on the court and managed to win the epic three-set thriller.
Sports commentator Roger Rasheed claimed the sports star appeared angry, but determined to win the showdown.
“He pointed to his box and two out of five members are no longer sitting there,” he said.
“It’s probably living proof that he wants to win badly, in this final. He’s got his game face on, mixed with a bit of anger at the moment.”
Speaking during an on-court interview after prevailing triumphant in a match that lasted three hours, the 21-time Grand Slam champion admitted it had not been an easy night.
“I’d like to thank my team for handling me, tolerating me in the good and bad times.”
“Today, I’m sure they didn’t have such a blast with me going back and forth with them, but I appreciate them being here.”
“My brother Marko is also here, I don’t see him that much so I appreciate you coming here, love you. It’s been an amazing week and you guys made it even more special for me.”
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This article first appeared on Over60.