‘He’s been doing this for a long time’: Carreño Busta lambasts Djokovic for calling medical time-outs when game gets tough
The Spaniard claimed the world number-one player always uses that trick when facing tough resistance from his rivals.
“Every time the game gets complicated, he asks for medical assistance. He’s been doing this for a long time,” Carreño Busta said after the match.
“He didn’t surprise me [by asking for a medical time-out]. It was a good thing. It was a sign that he was losing and that I was playing well, because he always does that,” Carreno Busta said.
“Every time the match gets complicated, he asks for medical assistance. It’s something that he has been doing for years. When he is down, he asks for a medical time-out,” the player added, noting that injuries stopped bothering Djokovic when he started winning.
The top-seeded Djokovic wore a bandage around his neck during the match and had troubles with his left arm, calling a medical time-out to ease the pain.
😳 PCB condemning Djokovic:"Every time the game gets complicated, he asks for medical assistance. He has been doing this for a long time; I knew what would happen at the US Open, what would happen here and what will continue to happen”— Olly 🇪🇸🎾🇬🇧 (@Olly_Paton2020) October 7, 2020
The 17-time Grand Slam winner lost the game-opener against Carreño Busta 4-6 before winning the three following sets 6-2 6-3 6-4 to book a spot in his 10th French Open semifinal.
This was a rematch from the US Open, when Djokovic was sensationally disqualified in the fourth round after a ball hurled by him in frustration hit a line judge in the throat.
The Serb will now face off against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, who defeated Russia’s Andrey Rublev in his respective quarterfinal.