Tennis racket Jan 14, 2024; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a shot against Dino Prizmic of Croatia in the first round of the men’s singles. Mandatory Credit: Mike Frey-USA TODAY Sports

The Australian Open has made a big change this year, allowing fans to enter stadiums and move around to and from their seats between games, not just between sets or as players are changing ends, as has previously been the rule. And that has led to outrage from one Australian tennis star who absolutely blasted the changes, calling the Australian Open “the wokest tournament ever.”

During his match against fellow Australian Aleksandar Vukic on Monday, Jordan Thompson was preparing to serve in the second set when he became distracted by spectators moving around in the arena and asked the chair umpire to intervene.

“Can someone tell them that every time we’re trying to play, they’re talking?” Thompson asked the umpire, according to Tennis 365.

“I’m trying my best,” the umpire replied.

Then, Thompson was informed of the rule change that allowed spectators to move around between games.

“Really?” You’re kidding me. Oh my God, this is the wokest tournament ever,” Thompson said.

The rule change clearly didn’t impact Thompson all that much as he went on to win the match in four sets to advance to the second round of the Grand Slam, but it’s safe to say that he didn’t appreciate the changes.

[Tenns 365]