Srdjan Djokovic thinks that his son Novak Djokovic was a godsent to show the world that Serbia wasn't a genocidal national. Over the years, Srdjan has several times accused the "Western media" of having something against his son.
Also, Srdjan claimed in the past that some had a problem with seeing a person from Eastern Europe dominating a high-class sport like tennis. "First of all, let me tell you that he came when Serbia and the Serbian people were going through their most difficult period in 50 years.
He appeared as a providence and as a sign that we are not a genocidal nation, that we are part of the old European civilization, that we have nothing to be ashamed of. He showed that it is impossible for someone like that, a boy who is respected all over the world and knows respect, that it is impossible for him to come from a bad nation, as those famous Westerners wanted to present us.
They are still trying to present us that way, but we are strong, with our faith and our people, nothing can shake us if we are together when it is most difficult," Srdjan Djokovic said on K1 television.
Srdjan Djokovic on why his son isn't beloved in tennis
In early October, Srdjan appeared on the Biznis Price podcast.
There, he was asked why Djokovic never enjoyed the same level of popularity and love as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. "Novak isn't giving any reasons not to be loved. Why is that happening? I don't know. Probably because it's a bourgeoisie sport, because it was created by the Englishmen for their high class.
Then some Serb shows up from a small, poor country, and he is the best in their sport for the past 15 years - now it's our sport too. They have to accept that the center of the tennis world has shifted to Eastern Europe, to the East of the world.
They will have to accept that, whether they like it or not," Srdjan Djokovic said during his appearance on the Biznis Price podcast.