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Novak Djokovic accused of ignoring chair umpire to take toilet break

When a man’s gotta go, a man’s gotta go.

Novak Djokovic was accused of ignoring the chair umpire to take a toilet break midway through the first set of his opening round win against Spain’s Roberto Carbales Baena on Tuesday night.

Whether it was too much coffee before the late-starting encounter or the excitement of being treated like a god on his return to Melbourne Park, Djokovic suddenly felt nature calling after just the fifth game of the match.

After grabbing his towel at the change of ends, Djokovic turned and said “I’m going to the toilet” in the chair umpire’s direction.

Novak Djokovic tells the chair umpire he is taking a toilet break. Picture: Channel 9Source: Channel 9

She apparently didn’t hear and Djokovic was forced to say “hello” three times to get her attention.

“I’m going to the toilet,” he repeated.

After a response that was inaudible to viewers…

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