“I don’t pay attention to the ranking after breaking the record for weeks as number one. I reached that goal, now my priority is to win the Grand Slams, I’m focused on it.”
Djokovic fumed at the umpire during his Italian Open second-round win over American Fritz as rain eventually delayed his match.
As conditions got worse and play continued, he said: “How much more do you want to play? I asked you three times and you are not checking anything.”
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After action eventually restarted, Djokovic won 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) and afterwards said: “It was a really strange match, to play in the rain, it was difficult.
“I was stressed out in the end obviously, but I think it was the right call to stop the match.
“When I came back, I thought we were quite even actually till the last point. I’m glad that I managed to finish off this match in straight sets. I know I can play better.
“It was a very strange match with strange conditions. Obviously it is challenging for both me and him.”
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