The positivity of Grigor Dimitrov, Viktor Troicki and Borna Coric and, subsequently the official positivity of Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena to the test, could have a real negative effect on the Serbian champion. What has happened in the last two weeks in Croatia and Serbia could also have negative effects on the world of tennis as well as on world No.
1. In the past few hours, Sports Illustrated journalist Jon Wertheim has announced that some players on the Tour would like Novak Djokovic to step down from the ATP Players Council leadership. There is already talk of a possible vote to remove the winner of 17 Grand Slam titles from his role as representative of the tennis players.
In the tweet Wertheim states: "Heard from a player today who says this discussion is already happening ... stay tuned. For a sport that hasn't issued a ranking point (or official $ of prize money) since early March, we've sure seen a lot of character revelation these past few months.
Could Novak Djokovic really resign?
These are really complicated days for the number 1 in the world which has received strong criticism from various insiders, colleagues and former players. In addition to Djokovic and his wife Jelena, we also remember the positivity of Marco Panichi, the Italian athletic trainer of the Serbian champion.
In the last few hours, the NBA star Nikola Jokic, a player of the Denver Nuggets, has also been positive. He participated in an event together with Novak Djokovic and a soccerplayer of Partizan Belgrade, who was also tested positive to the virus.
A series of problems which could affect Nole's next days. Through his social profiles Djokovic commented the whole story as follows: "I am extremely sorry for every single case of infection. I hope this does not complicate anyone's health situation and that we are all well.
Unfortunately this virus is still present and it is a new reality that we are still learning to deal with and with which we must live. I will remain in solitary confinement for the next 14 days and repeat the test in five days."
The repercussions of what happened during Adria Tour will be more evident in the coming days: will they have negative effects on Novak Djokovic's ATP Player Council leadership?
Heard from a player today who says this discussion is already happening...stay tuned.
For a sport that hasn't issued a ranking point (or official $ of prize money) since early March, we've sure seen a lot of character revelation these past few months.... https://t.co/kl5LuQaN8h — Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) June 22, 2020