Novak’s match, which was scheduled for the afternoon slot, started late. The duel between the Serbian and the American lasted for three and a half hours, extending into the night session. It was an interview that everyone enjoyed, except for Rotenberg. He took to social media platform X (formerly Twitter) and criticized the organizers of the Australian Open for allowing Novak to remain on the court for so long. “The night session started over an hour and a half ago, why are they doing the whole interview now? The Australian Open is extremely unprofessional when it comes to scheduling,” complained Ben Rotenberg. This was a poor and low move, especially coming from an American tennis journalist known for his negative views on Novak.