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Djokovic was worried about his leg, upset by the boycott in Australia

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic propped his left boot on a courtside banner so he could stretch a hamstring that he then admitted gave him anxiety. He made a grimace while flexing the muscle after one point, and jumped on his right leg to keep the weight off left one after another. He took a medical time-out while a coach re-taped him during the second set – which Djokovic would go on to drop.

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As if he needed another distraction, Djokovic was sufficiently flustered by the hecklers that he asked chairman Fergus Murphy to remove a spectator from Rod Laver Arena, telling the official, “The man is drunk out of his mind. … He was a provocateur. He just wants to spinning in my head.”

As Djokovic summed up afterwards: “A lot happened tonight.”

Here’s what didn’t happen Thursday night at the Australian Open: Djokovic didn’t completely lose his way and, more importantly, didn’t lose in the second round, which happened to both No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal and No. 2 seed Casper Ruud.

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