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Novak Djokovic, Sports

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Novak Djokovic is through to the Wimbledon quarterfinals but he apparently lost his cool during his round-of-16 match against Kevin Anderson.

As the neck-and-neck match came to its nail-biting final set, Djokovic, according to the Daily Mail, uncharacteristically shouted at a ball girl, barking "towel!" in her direction.

The ultimately victorious tennis star sounded remorseful afterward, telling reporters, "I'm sorry. There was nothing towards her. Maybe she was just afraid of my screaming there. I was pretty close to her. I'm definitely going to try to apologize to her if I did something wrong."

We're going to guess that she would appreciate that.

"I just took out everything I had, not on anybody but me," he continued. "I was looking at the box, but I was talking to myself...I was trying to get myself motivated. I was not showing much emotion yesterday. I was just trying to keep it together... sometimes it's just good to scream and let it all out, because that's the way I work."

Despite the momentary lapse of judgment, Djokovic will be playing in his 25th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal. Ball boys and girls, beware.