World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been involved in yet another controversy, this time without any fault of his own doing. A few days ago, an interview with the 17 time Grand Slam winner was published on the Internet where Djokovic has reportedly spoken about how he has made money by investing in Bitcoins.
Fake Novak Djokovic interview leads to Bitcoin scam in Serbia
According to the site, Blic.rs, in the fake Novak Djokovic interview, he is quoted to be saying, “My principal means to bring in money is a fresh application of automatic cryptocurrency trading referred to as “Bitcoin age”.
It’s the very best chance to get a small fortune in a brief time period I have ever observed. I encourage all to try it until the banks closed down it. Perhaps you are skeptical as it seems too good to be true. I am happy I tried it since it was the most important and easiest money I have ever produced.
I am discussing daily passive earnings, which amount to tens of thousands of dinars. This is the quickest way to stock upward on cash at this time. However it won’t last long since an increasing number of people will find it and the banks will probably close it down indefinitely."
The National Bank of Serbia then got involved and asked stations not to broadcast the fake interview but by then, some people had already invested in the scam. Djokovic's legal team is reportedly looking into the matter and have said that the statements in the interview have not been made by the Serbian player.
The Serb is currently looking at returning to the circuit at the Western & Southern Open in New York which he has entered to play. It remains to be seen if players coming to New York would be able to go back to Europe without any quarantine restrictions to play in the clay court events in Europe.
Novak Djokovic is currently ranked No. 1 in the world and has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, the third-most in history for a male player, behind Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slams and Rafael Nadal with 19 Grand Slams. He has won a record eight Australian Open titles, five Wimbledon titles, three US Open titles, and one French Open title.
When he won the 2016 French Open, he became the eighth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam and the third man to hold all four major titles at once. He has also helped Serbia win the Davis Cup in 2010 and the ATP Cup earlier this year.