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Italian Open: Novak Djokovic Bias Triggers Tennis Fans to Lash Out at American Streaming Service for Ignoring Taylor Fritz


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A new day but the same broadcasting issue. Coming into the Italian Open, the American fans are rooting for their fellow countrymen to shine bright and win the title in Rome. But, here’s the scene: what if you cheer for your favorite player and all of a sudden, another match pops up? It will be frustrating, right? The same thing recently happened with Taylor Fritz as well.

Coming into Rome as the highest-ranked American player, he has a lot on his shoulders. However, the fans understood that and were watching his game to make sure that everything went right. However, the broadcasters had something else in mind. Midway through the match, they started to show Novak Djokovic‘s match which many did not like.

Taking to their social media, they came ahead and expressed their frustration. One fan came ahead and suggested that it would be better to watch Fritz play as watching Djokovic doing warm-up won’t do them any good. So @TennisChannel it would be great to show the @Taylor_Fritz97 match instead or 20 min of Djokovic stats and I mean it’s not like we are learning anything by watching him warm-up,” said the fan who was not at all happy.


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This fan clearly had enough of the authorities and did not hold his words back as he straightaway slammed them. @TennisChannel every day such a joke with the coverage. The #1 American Taylor Fritz mid match and you just leave the match to go watch Djokovic warm up…? Who decides this stuff? They need to wake up please. This is so dumb,” said the fan who was not at all happy with the way things went.

This fan was also surprised by their actions and took to Twitter to post a GIF which had the caption, “what are you doing.” This came out of pure frustration.

This fan also shared his sadness about not being able to witness the top American player in action. Of course now @TennisChannel dumps Taylor’s match for joker. Wtf,” said the fan in clear disappointment.

Last, but not least, this fan also shared his disappointment by saying that clearly, the broadcasters were not very good at showing support for their top players. “not very good at supporting their top player,” said the fan in pure anger while he had to compromise with Novak Djokovic in action.


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Thus, the fans were clearly not happy after they saw such blunders being made by the tennis broadcasters. However, this is not the first time that this thing has happened. There are multiple instances when fans have come together to slam the concerned authorities over the same like the one in Madrid Open.

Taylor Fritz and Novak Djokovic’s incident is not the only one to have tested fans’ patience


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This is not certainly the first time that this has happened. Back at the Madrid Open as well, fans got to experience the same problems that they experienced today. In the Spanish capital, Naomi Osaka played against Elina Svitolina. However, the game was full of delays and the fans were clearly not enjoying it.

Apparently, the stream was a game behind and the lag was something that the fans certainly did not like. Not only this, but one fan also suggested that while he was watching Sloane Stephens play against Maria Sakkari in the second set, it was over in real time. Thus, these are some struggles that the fans have faced a lot lately. While this not only interrupts their gaming experience, it also takes the craze away. What are your thoughts on this? Do let us know in the comments below!

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