Novak Djokovic has straight-up called "fake news" on the report claiming that the Serbian tennis superstar is negotiating with Manolo Santana's widow to buy the Spanish tennis legend's tennis club in Spain. Santana, a former four-time Grand Slam champion, passed away at the age of 83 in 2021.
Two years after Santana's death, a report came out claiming that Djokovic was in talks with the Santana family to buy their tennis club in Marbella. Reacting to the news by Spanish TV channel Antena3, Djokovic wrote on X: "Fake news..."
Djokovic in 2021: I don't read newspaper or watch news
Djokovic, a record 24-time Grand Slam champion, revealed in 2021 that he doesn't read newspapers or follows news because he feels there is so much false stuff being put out by the media. "I don't read newspapers on apps or printed editions, I don't even watch the news on TV for several years.
However, due to the presence on social networks, I come across information that is filtered through the media. I can't say that it doesn't affect me - I'm human, I have emotions, and of course I care... As much as I care about representing true values, fighting for justice and truth, I also care about what people in general do they think about me.
My life does not depend on that, because I know who and what I am, I try to live my life according to the right postulates. If I make a mistake - I make a mistake, but I am affected by injustice and when lies are spread. It doesn't affect me like before, because in a way I'm used to it - from the world media, even from the local ones...
Propaganda is being created, I'm drawn into all that based on something I said before. The information system has gone in a direction that is no longer the basis for journalism. There is less and less free journalism and information...
More and more is controlled from one or two sources, so propaganda that suits the elite or a certain group of people is spread. It certainly affects me, but it won't stop me from standing up for the things I think are right," Djokovic said in 2021