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Novak Djokovic rages at umpire during Wimbledon quarter-final – and John McEnroe agrees

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'Be honest!' Novak Djokovic rages at umpire during Wimbledon QF - and John McEnroe agrees
Novak Djokovic confronted the match umpire during his Wimbledon match (Picture: BBC)

Novak Djokovic had a heated confrontation with the umpire during his Wimbledon quarter-final match against Kei Nishikori.

Three-time champion Djokovic took the first set 6-3 on Centre Court but began to lose his cool in the second as Nishikori battled back.

The Japan star secured an early break and then held from being 0-40 down in a lengthy game that infuriated Djokovic.

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As he returned to his chair, Djokovic bounced his racquet off the baseline and received a Code of Conduct warning from umpire Carlos Ramos.

Djokovic did not take the violation particularly well, however, and confronted Ramos.

He said: So youre saying basically that if I hit a ball and then ruin the court I get a warning?

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'Be honest!' Novak Djokovic rages at umpire during Wimbledon QF - and John McEnroe agrees
Djokovic was unhappy with the decision (Picture: BBC)
'Be honest!' Novak Djokovic rages at umpire during Wimbledon QF - and John McEnroe agrees
Three-time champion Djokovic dominated the first set (Picture: Getty)

You think I ruined the court for just throwing my racket [down]? Do you think that or not? Be honest.

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He then listened to the umpires response before shaking his head and muttering: Come on.

Former champion John McEnroe was sympathetic to Djokovic, saying on commentary for the BBC: You cant give him a warning for that, come on!

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After Nishikori took the second set 6-3 to level the match, McEnroe added: This is big for Djokovic. Hes been brittle with the comeback.

How badly does he want to pay a Nadal or Federer? Does he believe he can play those two?

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