Novak Djokovic Accused Of Vulgarly Swearing At Australian Open Fans

Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open final

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Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open Men’s Final to capture his 22nd major singles championship.

In doing so, Novak Djokovic tied Rafael Nadal for the most men’s singles Grand Slam titles in Tennis history. Rafa congratulated Novak on Instagram.

‘Joker’ has been particularly successful at the Australian Open where he’s won 10 men’s singles titles. Elsewhere he’s won 7 Wimbledon titles, 3 US Opens, and 2 French Opens.

Despite holding more Australian Open titles than any player in history, Novak Djokovic’s presence was divisive this year. Many Australian Open fans welcomed Novak Djokovic with open arms but others didn’t forget how he got deported from Australia last year.

It is unclear what led to Novak Djokovic possibly uttering these vulgar swears in Croatian on the court, but the clip below has gone viral.

Novak Djokovic video goes viral

According to several Croatian tennis fans on Twitter, a rough translation for what Novak Djokovic appeared to say here is “I will f–k all of your mothers, I’ll f–k all of them.” Here is a word-for-word explanation tweet of what he allegedly said in Croatian.

Other Croatians insist that this is simply a common type of swearing for Croatians and their swearing phrases tend to be much more vulgar than what Americans are used to. One person asked if this was a direct translation, it’s not word-for-word apparently:

Here someone claims this isn’t as bad as the translation makes it seem:

And here is another Novak Djokovic stan defending his alleged comments as a nuanced translation that isn’t as bad in Croatia:

If you are wondering why he appeared to be swearing in Croatian and not Serbian or English, it’s because Novak is of Croatian descent on his maternal side of the family. He is Serbian born and of Serbian ancestroy on his paternal side of the family.

Some fans don’t seem to care at all about the vulgarity of what he may or may not have said.

There are plenty of people on social commenting “What a legend” and/or “Legend. Barbarian energy.”

One thing we know or certain is Novak Djokovic doesn’t handle heckling from fans well…

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