Novak Djokovic lost his semi-finals match against Thiem in 5 sets to end his clay season
after losing the third set to Dominic Thiem, Novak had a tough chat with the umpire
about calling the score after 1 second when the point is finished, the umpire was
responding carefully, while Novak was not happy at all about the way It went.
Novak: “Can you tell me why you keep calling the score one second after the point is finished.”
The Chair Umpire Campistol: “It is the standard procedure Novak. The rule is 25 seconds.”
Djokovic: “Have you ever played tennis?”
The Umpire Campistol: “Yes.”
N.Djokovic: “You’ve played tennis right. So you know how it is in this
situation. 5-6, long point, crowd still clapping. You know how it is right. Ok great.”
“Well done man. Well done. You made yourself a name. You made yourself recognizable. You will get all the credit after this.”
Jim courier commented about what happened and had a point of view from his side
and is agreed to what Novak said there, but every umpire has his own way
of applying the rules He had from the umpires Academy.
“Most umpires do wait until the applause dies down before they call
the score and then start the clock. I’m not a chair umpire. I don’t know what
the rules and regulations are. By understanding is that it is completely
within their discretion as to when they call the score. What Novak is
arguing is that ‘you are not applying the rules the same way other chairs
umpires do and this is an intense moment of the match and I need more time’.
“That’s an understandable position for him to take.” Jim told the mediaSome frustrated situations of Novak during his match against Dominic Thiem Embed from Getty Images