Is Novak Djokovic feeling disrespected? Shocker.
After his second round comprehensive defeat of the modelesque Frenchie Jeremy Chardy (seriously, he's kinda hot), the defending champ bristled when the discussion in his post-match presser turned to Andy Murray's status as the fave this fortnight:
Oh boy - here we go again. Now we know why the defending champ has been looking a bit mopey out there on the court.
Q. Last year everyone was talking about you as sort of the third man after Rafa and Roger. Now it's Andy as the third man. Do you get that sense?
Nole: Why Andy?
Q. Because he's the one being talked about as the third challenger.
Nole: What's his ranking and my ranking?
Q. I'm not going on the ranking system.
Nole: The thing is that you cannot put somebody, I mean, all the respect to Andy, I like him as a person and as a player. He's done a lot in the last couple months, and he's a very talented player and we can expect him to win some Grand Slams in the future.
But you cannot put him as the favorites next to Roger and Rafa and myself here at Australian Open.
You need to get a grip Nole. Don't you know by now those media mimbos are just trying to goad you? First fave, second fave, third fave, no fave, whatever. All that matters is that you go out, compete, and win.
So quit the whining and focus on the ball. Yeah, like in the picture. Geez.
(image via Getty)