Novak Djokovic has been branded the LOAT (Loser of all time), much to the anger of his father. The Serb is trying to cement his legacy as the greatest player of all time after surpassing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam record.
However, Montenegrin journalist Nebojsa Sofranac is clearly not a fan of the 23-time Major winner as after the Wimbledon final he posted on Facebook: “What did you do to him, Carlitos?
“So many illegal crazy volleys, slices and bombs that should be banned. And to inflame so much anger among lumberjacks who don’t even know how to count games, but know enough to curse a 20-year-old boy who amazed the world?
“How many shepherds will stop watching tennis and cry in anguish on my wall? The Spaniard has given Novak a new nickname. LOAT, as many as 12 lost finals, the most in the Open Era, he is the ‘loser of all times’.”
In response to those comments, Djokovic Snr told Republika: “May God help that man. If he can even be helped, and if he really means everything he wrote.”
Djokovic will look to bounce back at the US Open next month where he will be aiming to exact revenge on Carlos Alcaraz.
“I keep on going with the same resolution, with a big desire and fresh goals – the US Open and Davis Cup are the most important competitions for me until the end of this year,” he told Serbian outlet Sport Klub.
“I hope to stay healthy, motivated, ready, strong – so that I can fight for another Grand Slam title.”
He added: “I am looking forward to coming back to New York. Throughout my career, I’ve played my best on hard courts, although grass has become my favourite surface too in the last five-six years. But overall, considering tournaments where I’ve been most successful – it’s hard courts.
“I’ve played a lot of finals in New York (record 3-5 in those finals). I lost the last one to Medvedev, but I received a lot of love from the crowd, which wasn’t the case in the past. I left New York with that image in my head, so I am really looking forward to going back.”