To call Novak Djokovic emotional on the court is definitely an understatement. But nothing prepared anyone for the midnight madness that erupted during his 6-1 3-6 6-3 7-6 (2) US Open quarter final victory over 18th-seed Feliciano Lopez late Tuesday night.
The No. 1 ranked tennis player lost his temper and his shirt after dropping the second set and this courtside tantrum was epic.
The hot-headed Serbian first ripped his shirt off right after Lopez claimed the set before calmly strolling to his courtside chair.
Even Djokovic's red-faced wife Jelena wouldn't translate his angry words.#USOpen @DjokerNole is the smoothest player since Borg, and the most volatile since Nastase! https://t.co/esSvi3pYd6— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) September 9, 2015
Djokovic eventually composed himself enough to outlast Lopez and wrap up the four-set win at just after 1am local time in New York.http://t.co/8lY592EZvf RT TheCauldron: Jelena Djokovic tells John McEnroe she won't translate a minor tantrum No… https://t.co/RhSgxn1JRq— Milk (@mmiilkkk) September 9, 2015
The win means Djokovic reached the semifinals at Flushing Meadows for the ninth consecutive year.