Novak Djokovic is through to the quarter finals of Wimbledon 2017 after his 6-2, 7-6, 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino.
But the Serb is not happy with the way his match was rescheduled for a later date. The former world number one was supposed to play on Monday after Rafael Nadal’s fourth round match against Gilles Muller.
But the Nadal -Muller match lasted for 4 hours and 48 minutes which meant that light was fading fast by the time Muller celebrated his epic victory.
Djokovic, who was up to play next, expected his match to be shifted to Centre Court, which has a roof and floodlights to play under.
But after much delay, the officials informed Djokovic that he will play his match the next day, which led to many people to complain of favoritism shown towards some players.
There have been reports of discontent from some players who have suggested that Andy Murray and Roger Federer have received preferential treatment as compared to others in this tournament.
Even Rafael Nadal stopped just short of agreeing with this notion.
After his heart breaking loss, Nadal mentioned that he wanted to play Centre Court, but the officials were not willing to listen to him.
Clearly Novak was unhappy and this is what Djokovic had to say after his loss,
“I obviously was not happy not to play [on Monday] night. I wanted to play. We could have played. And we were kept for two and a half hours in the dark without knowing what we were going to do. So, you know, you were on your toes, warming up cooling down.”
“Really the referees office was completely indecisive.”
“So it was frustrating last night, I must admit but I quickly just turned the next stage and focused on what I needed to do today and I have done it is straight sets and that is all that matters.”