Newly crowned Miami Open champions Novak Djokovic has taken to YouTube to apologise to the unfortunately placed ball boy he screamed at during his final victory over Britain’s Andy Murray.
The Serb was shouting at his back room team after dropping points in the second set, and scared the life out of a ball boy that came to give him a towel, but unfortunately got caught up in the midst of his anger.
Djokovic was issued a warning by the umpire, Damien Dumusois, for his conduct in interacting with his team, but was not reprimanded or his treatment of the ball boy.
But following his victory, he got the camera out and posted a sincere apology to the lad after thanking his fans for their support during his latest masters win.
“Also I want to reflect on a bad moment that happened in the final against Andy when I lost the second set. I yelled to my camp and my box in frustration,” he said.
“I saw the replay. Unfortunately a ball boy was in the middle of it and I really, really feel sorry and regret that he was there. There was absolutely no intention whatsoever to hurt him or scare him in any kind of way. I sincerely hope he forgives me. I really apologise.'”
He also extended the apology to the boy’s parents, saying; “I do care about children a lot right now and I look at it in a much different way.
“So I want to apologise to his parents for this situation as well. As a father I wouldn’t wish that something like this happens to my son.
“Again I sincerely hope you can forgive me and that we can move on. Unfortunately sometimes the emotions get the better of you.”
See the video below.