It's not so funny back then, but it's funny now because he went on to win AO three times in a row and it's his best grand slam.
I saw a winded or exhausted athlete with dishevelled hair and a funny look on his face, and definitely not a scene of horror at that time, and I may have even chuckled. A scene of horror is a battlefield or crime scene. Lets have some perspective people. I'm sure Novak laughs his ass off now at that period in his life. Nole-nation needs to appropriate
(verb tense), that period just like black people in the USA did when derogatory slurs were directed towards them (the N word).