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Novak Djokovic is trapped in one more contention as viral video of star getting passed a puzzling named bottle sees him associated with disrupting Australian Open norms

Video has arisen of previous No.1 getting secret beverage at the Aussie Open

The Serbian star was recently investigated for secret beverage at Paris Experts

Djokovic is making due with 'pills and hot cream' in front of conflict with Alex de Minaur

Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic's valiant rush to the Australian Open finals with a harmed leg has been tempered by new allegations he might have defied competition guidelines.

Film has arisen of the Serb star getting the secret beverage during his fight against eminent loss triumph over French player Enzo Couacaud in cycle two of the Aussie Open.

It came during a match where he gave up the subsequent set and required a clinical break for his inconvenient hamstring prior to happening to triumph.

His group are seen putting a mark on the water bottle prior to giving it to a competition official to hand to Djokovic on court.

The previous world No.1 painstakingly read what was composed on the mark when he got the container.

The recording has raised worries that Djokovic and his group might have defied norms administering when and where players can be trained during the Open.

Stars are permitted to discuss verbally with their group just when they're on a similar side of the court. Assuming they're on inverse sides, signals should be utilized - which was the situation when the recording of Djokovic was taken.

It is the third time in a half year that the 21-time huge homerun champ has sought debate with his decision of drink at a tennis competition.

The episode comes after Djokovic experienced a shock rout to Danish teen Holger Rune in the Paris Experts in November, after which a video of his physiotherapist blending him a beverage overwhelmed titles.

The physio was discovered on camera blending a secret beverage in the stands prior to giving it to a ball young lady to give to the Serbian boss. One more colleague his back to attempt to cloud vision of what was happening.

Djokovic's team used his back to try and obscure vision of what was going on.

A member of Djokovic's team gives the bottle with the freshly attached label to a tournament official to hand to him during play in round two of the Australian Open

A member of Djokovic's team gives the bottle with the freshly attached label to a tournament official to hand to him during play in round two of the Australian Open

Djokovic took the time to carefully read the label that was on the bottle, with some suggesting it contained coaching notes from his team

Djokovic took the time to carefully read the label that was on the bottle, with some suggesting it contained coaching notes from his team

Prior to that, the 21-time grand slam champion attracted attention for appearing to inhale a substance from a water bottle at the Wimbledon Championships.

When asked what was in the drink bottles, Djokovic would only reply: 'magic potion'.

Many fans were quick to attack the star player for his repeated use of mystery drinks.

'There is always some conspiracy when it's about Djokovic,' one replied to the video. 

'He does this all the time and seems to run like the road runner cartoon afterwards,' added another.

Other tennis fans thought the liquid itself wasn't a problem, but the note that was attached to the bottle could be.

'Coaching notes perhaps?' one fan suggested.

Others said it could be a sponsorship-related issue.

'A product made by a company that doesn't sponsor him so they're covering up the label,' one fan said.

Others have been quick to defend Djokovic of anything untoward, saying nobody would be brazen enough to consume a banned substance in plain sight. 

'Too much attention on a team member mixing sports drinks,' one fan wrote.

'A proper ridiculous notion that something is up, stadium full, cameras everywhere, drinks mixed in players box … I mean use a little logic here, maybe just maybe they don't want to give the edge to anyone.

Fan holds up a banner in support of Serbia's Novak Djokovic during his third round match against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov

Fan holds up a banner in support of Serbia's Novak Djokovic during his third round match against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov

Djokovic has been secretive about his bottles of 'magic potion' in the past and has been questioned about the use of mystery liquids three times in six months

Djokovic has been secretive about his bottles of 'magic potion' in the past and has been questioned about the use of mystery liquids three times in six months

'To add to that, inside a locker room you see a players team always making drinks, in unmarked bottles and put in the fridge. Training programs, supplement intake etc is trade secret.'

Another tennis fan pointed out that Djokovic had already been cleared at Wimbledon for drinking a 'mysterious' beverage that turned out to be isotonic.

'I hope you all had Wimbledon's statement under eyes so you can relax. It's isotonic, very popular amongst athletes,' they posted. 

'It's in powder form and can be mixed with water or taken dry and water afterwards. 

Australian Alex de Minaur is the last local left in the singles and has a big assignment ahead of him in Djokovic

Australian Alex de Minaur is the last local left in the singles and has a big assignment ahead of him in Djokovic

'Hard to believe people are that stupid to think any athlete would take a banned substance where thousands of spectators and cameras can see you. They are tested regularly before and after matches and even when not playing.' 

Another fan posted: 'Every athlete has sports, vitamin enriched and electrolyte drinks with the purpose for athletes to replenish glucose, fluids and electrolytes that are lost during strenuous activity.'


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