Chatting in a waiting area adjacent to a players' restaurant -- the food looked appetizing from afar -- Djokovic's coach, Marian Vajda, called the gamut of incidents a learning experience. Minutes earlier, Djokovic had eased past talented Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 in a second-round match that might have been trickier.
Not all of Djokovic's behavior has been indecent. In his defense, and as pointed out previously, the 21-year-old is no stranger to applauding his opponents' shots (otherwise a rarity); is as sporting as they come on controversial line calls (his parents might be a different story, if you recall Monte Carlo last spring); and offers warm handshakes, win or lose.
"He's the kind of player who loves the other players and won't hurt anybody in the locker room," he said. "In my opinion, he's too nice. People can't judge him for so long, because he's very positive for tennis, and this is what people have to take. I think they will take it like this."
It seems like we don't hear that much coming out of the Djokovic camp lately, which hasn't necessarily been a bad thing. But these comments from Vajda are great. They give insight into Nole's mind and how he saw the negative events of last season and how he's dealing with it going forward.