Novak Djokovic was unhappy with himself for losing his temper as he dropped his first set of the Australian Open against Denis Shapovalov.
The world number one lost five straight games from 4-1 up in the third set but responded emphatically to win 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0, thereby guaranteeing he will stay top of the rankings after the tournament.
Djokovic was unhappy that the floodlights were put on during the third set and that appeared to affect his focus. At set-point down, he was given a code violation for swearing from umpire Damien Dumusois, responding with a sarcastic thumbs up.
“I misconducted myself verbally,” was Djokovic’s euphemistic description for his moment of anger.
Of his overall performance, Djokovic said: “Other than the little letdown that I had when I was 4-1, 4-2 up in the third set, I thought I played well, especially in the fourth set.