Novak Djokovic Mocks Ben Shelton’s Celebration After US Open Semifinal Win

Novak Djokovic at the US Open

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Novak Djokovic is known almost as much for his on-court antics as he is for being one of the greatest, if not the greatest, tennis player that ever lived. And, he buoyed that reputation after his straight set win over American Ben Shelton in the semifinals of the US Open, mocking Shelton’s celebration in the process.

It came after Djokovic closed out a classic third set that saw four breaks of serve, including back-to-back breaks at 5-5 to send the match to a tiebreak. The Serbian got a big 5-1 lead in the tiebreak before the 20-year-old American clawed it back to 5-4. Djokovic won the next two points, however to close out the match, setting up the opportunity to mock Shelton.

People on Twitter were less than pleased.

Nonetheless, Novak Djokovic will advance to a ridiculous 35th grand slam final, the most ever in men’s tennis. He will look to extend his record of 23 grand slams on Sunday in a potential rematch of the French Open final and the classic Wimbledon final with Carlos Alcatraz.

On the women’s side, American youngster Coco Gauff will look to win her first grand slam on Saturday when she plays soon-to-be world number one Aryna Sabalenka.