Djokovic still battling for support

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Despite his incredible achievements over the past year, Novak Djokovic is still struggling to win over tennis fans across the globe.

The world number one captured the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in 2015, while also reaching the final of the French Open – yet for all his success, he seldom has the crowd behind him.

This is more than likely due to the incredible support still given to his main rival Roger Federer, whom he beat in the finals of both Wimbledon and the US Open this year.

During Sunday's four-set victory over the Swede at Flushing Meadows, Djokovic was at times booed and jeered by Federer supporters.

The Serb refused to complain about the situation, however, saying it was up to him to earn the support of tennis fans.

"I'm there to earn the support and hopefully in the future I can be in that position," Djokovic said.

Nevertheless, he admitted the crowd's vociferous support for his opponent was a distraction at times.

"You do have some ups and downs in concentration," he said.

"It's important to go back to basics and remember why you are there and what you need to do.

"Everybody has a choice to support a player that they want to support."

Ultimately, Djokovic said, he could not hold the crowd's support for Federer against them.

"I can't sit here and criticise the crowd.

"On the contrary, I think it's logical to expect that a great player and a champion like Roger has the majority of the support anywhere I play him.

"He absolutely deserves to have the support he does because of all the years and success that he had and the way he carries himself on and off the court. No question about it."

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