Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic said he vows to be good saying “I won’t repeat US Open mistake.”
His comments come after he was disqualified from the US Open earlier this month at Flushing Meadows after striking an umpire with his ball and as he prepares for the French Open this week.
The 33 year old, from Belgrade, accidentally struck a lineswoman in the throat after hitting a ball away in frustration during his fourth-round clash with Pablo Carreno Busta.
Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem went on to win the event.
World number one Djokovic has said “I won’t repeat the mistake” as he vows to bounce back and win in Paris over the next fortnight.
“I will make sure I don’t make the same mistake twice,” he said.
“I try to keep my negative reactions as less as I can. But I guess it happens.”
Speaking on his passionate style of play the Serbian said: “I did not feel any kind of emotional disturbance or difficulty to actually be able to play or still express my emotions in whatever way.”
Djokovic has already bounced back by winning the clay Italian Open by beating Diego Schwartzman in the final in Rome last week.
“I don’t think significantly it does impact me that I’m unable now to show the fist pump or scream or something like that,” he said. “It has happened in Rome already and everything is fine. I’m back to normal.”
“I really want to be my best version as a player, as a human being on the court, and win a tennis match,” he added.
Djokovic will face Mikael Ymer on Court Philippe-Chatrier later today.
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