Thanks to the power of social media, today’s athletes have the power to share anything and everything with their legion of fans. Unfortunately, as Novak Djokovic learned, “everything” sometimes includes moments that aren’t meant for public consumption.
The world No. 2, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, broadcasted his practice session Thursday on Facebook Live, filmed by his wife, Jelena. At the tail-end of the session, Djokovic grabs the smartphone from his wife and speaks directly into the camera, noting, “I like to take the camera, it’s nice. It makes me feel more into it, more I guess, friendly.”
That action apparently didn’t please Jelena, who sternly reprimanded her husband (in Serbian) for not thanking her for her camera work, without realizing the camera was still recording.
“How are you behaving yourself?,” she says, according to a translation provided by Tennis.com. “For heaven’s sake. Thank you, love. Thank you. Isn’t that what you should be saying?”