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Novak Djokovic treatment at Roland Garros 'really unfair,' says Goran Ivanisevic

Novak Djokovic looking dismayed at Roland Garros

Coach Goran Ivanisevic has described the treatment of Novak Djokovic by the French Open crown as 'really unfair.'

Djokovic saw his title defence ended in the quarterfinal stage against Rafael Nadal in match full of the kind of supremely high-quality tennis you'd expect.

He looked a lot more like his usual self in general at the French Open after a tough year.

The Serbian was still disappointed by what he perceived as unfair treatment from the crowd on Court Philippe-Chatrier, though, a point which which legend John McEnroe agrees.

Ivanisevic has now also weighed in on that debate, saying Djokovic simply does not get the respect he deserves from fans.

"The only thing that I do not like and the thing that is really unfair is for the crowd to boo Djokovic when he entered the court," Ivanisevic told Sasa Ozmo for Tennis Majors.

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"I mean, he is the number one player in the world and he has won 20 Grand Slam titles. Whether you love him or not, you should respect him.

Ivanisevic was also disappointed by some of the media coverage, which painted Nadal as the underdog as soon as the match was scheduled for the night session.

"It is complete and utter nonsense that for Novak it was better to play the night match. If we go back two years, Nadal won Roland-Garros in October when the temperature was ten degrees."

Novak Djokovic will now turn his attention to Wimbledon, where he will once again be the defending champion.

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