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Novak Djokovic posts video apology to ball boy after shouting incident

Just to conclude these fantastic few weeks with a short message to you all. Thanks for supporting me! Amazing start of the season with wins in Australian Open, Indian Wells and now Miami. Looking forward to the next challenges - on clay! Next event is Monte Carlo. Na kraju ovih par fantasticnih nedelja u Americi, zeleo bih ovim videom da vam se od srca zahvalim na podrsci. Imao sam jako uspesan pocetak sezone i radujem se novim izazovima. Pocinje sezona sljake :) Na redu je Monte Carlo!

Posted by Novak Djokovic on Sunday, April 5, 2015

Novak Djokovic has been enjoying an amazing month of tennis after winning the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in March and clinching the Miami Open at Key Biscane with a three-set victory over Andy Murray on Sunday.

But there was an ugly incident during that match that received a lot of attention, after Djokovic lost the second set to Murray.

A frustrated Djokovic was in mid-temper tantrum when an unfortunate ball boy just happened to be approaching with a towel. Still shouting, Djokovic angrily grabbed the towel from the startled young man, who quickly got out of the way.

Umpire Damien Dumusois issued a code violation to a still-upset Djokovic after he reached his chair. But instead of becoming even more unraveled, the No. 1 player in the world rallied to dominate Murray in the final set, 6-0.

While thrilled with the victory, Djokovic was quick to address the ball boy situation, issuing a video apology on his Facebook page later in the day.

"I want to reflect on a bad moment that happened today in the finals against Andy," Djokovic said. "When I lost the second set, I yelled to my box in frustration and I saw the replay. Unfortunately, the ball boy was in the middle of it, and I really, really feel sorry and I regret that he was there. There was absolutely no intention whatsoever to hurt him or scare him in any kind of way, and I sincerely hope that he forgives me."

Djokovic, whose first child was born in October, added: "As a parent, I do care about children a lot right now. I look at it in a much different way, so I want to apologize to his parents as well for this situation and as a father I wouldn’t wish something like this happens to my son."

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