Genie Bouchard's savage swipe at 'cry baby' Novak Djokovic
Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has caused a stir on social media after she took a cheeky swipe at World No.1 Novak Djokovic in a Q&A.
Bouchard has taken some time away from the court this year after sustaining a shoulder injury, but due to her huge fan base, remained in the public spotlight.
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And the Tennis Channel took the opportunity to play a word-game with the widely-popular Canadian.
But, Bouchard irked some Djokovic fans with her quick response to a question.
Bouchard was asked to say the first word that came to her mind in a word-game exercise.
And she was her usually quirky self.
When Federer popped up, she couldn't think of anything and just said: "Roger".
Rafa Nadal followed, which she replied: "Beast".
However, not long after Djokovic popped up.
Bouchard replied: "Crybaby", before pulling a face, which coincided with her tongue-in-cheek response.
The response was most likely in relation to Djokovic's recent outburst at the Tokyo Olympics, which saw him throw his racquet in the stands and also smash another on the net post.
However, the response certainly lit a fire on social media.
Inside the mind of @geniebouchard. 👀#WordRally pic.twitter.com/0ZL6uiDq9R
— Tennis Channel International (@TennisChanneli) August 24, 2021
Djokovic fans already coming after Bouchard 😂😂😂
— Dood (@zDoodFCB) August 24, 2021
Omg! Eugenie Bouchard: "Nadal is a beast. Djokovic is a crybaby." 😯 https://t.co/ZmKapCofYk pic.twitter.com/WyJX3mB7CV
— Hari Priya CR (@cr_hariPriya) August 25, 2021
Ffs my entire TL is filled with that Bouchard video. I'll leave it at this:
1. Tennis Channel knew that it would blow up, so they didn't bother asking her to use an adjective that's not negative.
2. Djokovic has won more slams this year than Bouchard has won career titles.
— Srihari (@srihariravi12) August 25, 2021
Lmaooo I still wanna know what motivated Bouchard to call Djokovic a crybaby 😭😭
— Due 🇦🇺🇯🇲 (@DTennis321) August 25, 2021
This is amazing, she has completely triggered the entire Djokovic fanbase, #Bouchard my hero 😭 #NoleFam #Crybaby 😂 https://t.co/OCpAZCrCZH
— Mike (@Moyes_back) August 25, 2021
Djokovic crybaby? Let’s stan Eugenie Bouchard https://t.co/p5ZQvkZY5c
— toilet breaks hate account (@humbertshusband) August 25, 2021
Nolefam getting riled up by this suggests that there is a grain of truth in what Bouchard says, even if she said it for cheap publicity.
No one can deny the sheer weight of Djokovic's achievements, but it's foolish to claim that this makes him an exemplar in all respects. https://t.co/z3DwR748un
— Occasional sports fan and Indian music fan (@kavyasastra) August 25, 2021
Novak Djokovic seeking tennis record
Djokovic is seeking a 'Golden Slam' at the US Open and is bidding to become the first man ever to reach 21 major titles.
The draw for the tournament is on Thursday.
However, the US Open is without a number of huge stars.
Federer, Nadal, Serena Williams and Venus Williams have all withdrawn from the Grand Slam.
Venus made her slam debut at the 1997 French Open; Serena arrived the next year; Federer showed up in 1999; Nadal in 2003.
Serena has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, a record in the professional era.
Only Margaret Court has more at 24.
Venus has won seven, including at the US Open in 2000 and 2001.
Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic share the men's record of 20.
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