Novak Djokovic lost his bid for history but may have finally won the hearts of fans | Jonathan Liew

Djokovic missed out on the calendar slam at the final hurdle but declared himself ‘the happiest man alive’ after his defeat

Something was wrong. The machine was malfunctioning. The power was blinking on and off. Routine backhands were dropping into the net. Forehands were flying long. On Amazon, which was hosting UK television coverage of the US Open men’s final, users were already beginning to voice their disapproval in the reviews. “Awful quality,” noted one. “Glitches throughout, not good enough service.” “Very disappointing quality coverage.” They weren’t talking about Novak Djokovic, but they might as well have been.

, Novak Djokovic lost his bid for history but may have finally won the hearts of fans | Jonathan Liew, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

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