But during the changeover at 3-0 in the first set, the camera panned to some fans waving a Serbian flag. This prompted BBC commentator Chris Bradnam to say: “He has got plenty of fans obviously Djokovic whenever he plays and they follow him with a passion.
“I wonder if he will go into politics one day in Serbia and be the president. He’s get voted in on a landslide I think.” Feliciano Lopez on co-coms added: “Everybody knows Novak in Serbia, he is the man there.”
Djokovic is beloved by his people and this was illustrated when he received a hero’s welcome upon his reutrn to Serbia after being deported from Australia in January. While he was held in the detention centre, a throng of fans gathered outside in protest of his incarceration.
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