Then you brought the newscript writer - Novak Djokovic continues to poke fun at ATP amid 2024 trophy drought

Novak Djokovic playfully teases ATP over script overhaul amid trophy drought in 2024 season

Novak Djokovic humorously suggested that his 2024 season’s performance was not up to his usual standards due to a change in ATP’s scriptwriters.

Djokovic’s 2024 season has been marked by unexpected turns. The Serb, who has held the World No. 1 spot for a record 417 weeks, has yet to secure a title this season. This unusual trend led Djokovic to jest that the ATP tour's scriptwriters were responsible for his trophyless season.

The World No. 1 lost to Alex de Minaur 4-6, 4-6 in the United Cup quarterfinal and eventual champion Jannik Sinner 1-6, 2-6, 7-6(6), 3-6 in the Australian Open semifinal.

Furthermore, the Serb was defeated by lucky loser Luca Nardi 4-6, 6-3, 3-6 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open before withdrawing from the Miami Open, citing personal and professional commitments. In a recent tweet, Djokovic playfully referenced a skit released by the ATP earlier this year, which portrayed the tennis tour as a scripted reality show, with Djokovic’s character being played by a fictional 'Bert Critchley'. The Serb suggested that a change in scriptwriters was the reason for his unexpected losses this season.

Novak Djokovic plans to organize tennis All-Star event in 2025, says tennis journalist

Jon Wertheim, a tennis journalist, revealed Novak Djokovic’s intentions to host a tennis All-Star event in California in 2025, drawing inspiration from the annual NBA All-Star Weekend. During the 'Served with Andy Roddick' podcast, Wertheim unveiled the Serb's enthusiasm in turning the concept of a tennis All-Star event into reality.