Tennis Star Stops Game, Demands to Know Why Umpire Hasn’t Handled Situation in the Stands

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As Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic makes a controversial return to the Australian Open, critics have targeted him both online as well as in the stands.

This was Djokovic’s first appearance at the Australian Open since 2021. Due to his refusal to get the COVID vaccine, he was previously barred from competing in January 2022 and consequently deported from the country.

People Magazine reported that he was granted a temporary visa by the Australian Immigration Minister, allowing him to compete in the 2023 Australian Open.

During a Thursday game against Enzo Couacaud of France, held at the Rod Laver Arena, a group of attendees — dressed in red-and-white shirts and hats like Waldo from the “Where’s Waldo?” children’s books — made a ruckus in the stands by repeatedly shouting at Djokovic.

After having had enough of the heckling, Djokovic questioned the umpire as to why he hadn’t removed the taunting fans.

Djokovic pointed out the provocateurs and asked the umpire what he was going to do about the group of men.

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