One of the most popular topics in Brazil is the non-payment of funds to Novak Djokovic for the exhibition he'd played in 2012 against Gustavo Kuerten, by government of Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian city has still has to pay $650,000 out of the total of $1.1 milion.
So the Serb filed a lawsuit in December. Interviewed in Miami, by Break Point Brazil the world no. 1 did not want to reveal details about the suit, but spoke about the current situation confirming that the process is underway: 'It does not affect my presence in Rio (at the Olympics) or something similar that has to do with Brazil,' clarified Nole.
'I appreciate my permanence there, the meeting with Guga, who is one of my favourite players in tennis. It will not change. The process is still underway and it has not been resolved, but we will find a way. I do not give priority to money.
I had life experiences and value of life when I went to Brazil. So we will find a way.' 'What sadness!,' had said Kuerten in 2014, 'The lack of ethics, especially of respect! Outrageous example by our country.
What bad luck.' Dejan Petkovic, the football manager and the owner of the society that organized the event had affirmed in 2014: 'For me, there isn't any problem to pay, since (he) was not paid by the government.
I knew about the problem a week ago. He was a gentleman to have waited until now,' he had said to Globo Esporte. Two more years have passed now, and who knows how longer Nole will have to wait to get his due... ALSO READ: Gael Monfils: ´Novak Djokovic is the best in every shot´