NOVAK DJOKOVIC went on a blistering rant at one of his own fans during his US Open quarter-final match.
The former long-reigning World No.1 was back in action on a scorching Tuesday afternoon at Flushing Meadows against Taylor Fritz.
Novak Djokovic faced Taylor Fritz in the quarter-finals of the US OpenCredit: EPA
Djokovic lost his cool at a fan after giving an advantage to Fritz in the third setCredit: SKY SPORTS
He called for the fan – who screamed during the rally – to leave the luxury suiteCredit: SKY SPORTS
Djokovic made it through to the last four with a straight sets victory over the American at theAshe Stadium.
But he lost his cool with own of his loyal supporters for shouting during a rally after giving an advantage to Fritz.
The Serbian motioned for one of them to be sent away from the pricey suite they were perched in after break point was retrieved by Fritz in the third set.
A furious Djokovic, 36, gestured angrily as he walked towards the towel bucket and waved his right arm in frustration.
Tennis fans were quick to comment, with one saying: “His own fans!!”
Another said: “Fans living rent-free in an athlete’s head is funny to me.”
And another said: “F***ed up. Blame someone else.”
One remarked: “If blokes can hit nine darters at a worldin front of 10,000 people chanting, the so-called best tennis player ever can hit a tennis ball properly after someone groans.”
Novak Djokovic went on to regain his composure and won the match 6-1, 6-4, 6-4Credit: REUTERS
Another chimed in: “They give their all, we can at least give them our respect.”
Three-time tournament winner Djokovic eventually composed himself and rediscovered his form, which led to him triumphing 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.
And he bizarrely broke out into a rendition of the Beastie Boys’ ‘Fight For Your Right’ in his post-match interview.
He said: “It’s not easy but you gotta fight – as the song went five minutes ago, you gotta fight for your right to party.”
He then grabbed the microphone and then said: “Everybody ready?
“You gotta fight for your right to party. Woo.”
The adoring crowd burst into iconic song and cheered after Djokovic’s impromptu karaoke session ended.
Djokovic’s bid to win his record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title will continue on Friday when he faces the winner of Ben Shelton’s clash with Frances Tiafoe.
Novak Djokovic bizarrely broke out into a rendition of the Beastie Boys’ ‘Fight For Your Right’Credit: SKY SPORTS