Srdjan Djokovic's words against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal make Novak prey to haters. And this is a fact: just take a tour on social media to understand the fans' mood towards the father of the world no.1. If Novak Djokovic aspires to obtain the unconditional love that fans and madmen have for Roger and Rafa, surely his father is not helping him: on the contrary, it damages the image of the Serbian champion's popularity.
After a 2020 full of sensational problems, such as the disqualification from the US Open and the disruption of the Adria Tour which cost many infections, Srdjan should tone down. Instead he has been the protagonist of a personal crusade against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for a year now, causing the Swiss and the Spaniard to continue.
Who, until now, as true gentlemen, have never responded to provocations. Nole should try to put a stop to the father's tongue, trying to understand how much the parent is a problem for the public image of him in the eyes of the world.
Novak Djokovic won the Australians about a month and a half ago, where he beat the competition by taking home his 18th Slam title. Last season an episode inherent to the playing court: the sensational disqualification occurred to Novak Djokovic during his round of 16 match at the US Open immediately comes to mind.
Speaking as a guest on the television show B92 TV Dnevni Red, his father Srdjan Djokovic reiterated firmly that his son did not receive fair treatment in Flushing Meadows. The story is known: a shot from the Serbian accidentally hit a line judge and cost the elimination of the number 1 ATP.
That incident remained in the mind of the 33-year-old from Belgrade for a long time, as he saw the real opportunity to put another Grand Slam title on the table and get closer to the record of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Srdjan Djokovic STILL AGAINST Roger Federer and Nadal
Srdjan said: "I absolutely did not agree with what happened. A line judge was hit, but that incident was by no means voluntary. Similar things have also happened to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and others, but none of them have ever been disqualified like Novak Djokovic.
They had no respect for the number 1 in the world, in fact I would say just the opposite." Also Srdjan, we have to recall, attacked Roger Federer with other statements in the previous days. Despite the countless successes achieved on the court, Nole has always attracted many detractors.
In recent days, his father Srdjan Djokovic launched yet another jab at Federer. It is not the first time that Djokovic Sr. he spends unkind words towards his son's main opponents, a trend that ends up damaging the image of the 18-time Grand Slam champion.
"I think it is really difficult to be friends with someone with whom you are constantly fighting for the number 1, for the titles and for the money," explained Srdjan of the rivalry between the Big 3. "All in all they are correct with each other.
From my point of view, I would be happy if Roger Federer plays for another 5-6 years, so that Novak Djokovic can make an even bigger difference in the head-to-head balance," he added. Novak Djokovic has been able to enter the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by breaking the duopoly and establishing himself as the great ruler of the last decade.
The Serbian champion has significantly reduced the gap that divides him from the Swiss and the Spanish, also thanks to the recent triumph at the Australian Open 2021.