Novak Djokovic tested positive for Covid after the Adria Tour. The World number one, like Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki, contracted the Coronavirus, and had to remain in isolation for 14 days before resuming training.
Djokovic has been attacked, and also a lot by other tennis players in recent weeks for the Adria Tour, an exhibition held just over a month ago in the Balkans. The Serbian in recent months had said he was against the vaccine and for this reason he had already suffered criticism, which multiplied after the infections of the players engaged in Zara and also for the images of the party in the disco.
In a recent conversation with Talksport, former British No. 1 Annabel Croft came out in defence of Novak Djokovic.
Croft on Novak Djokovic
“I believe Novak Djokovic was trying to do the right thing, he was trying to do it from the right place," Annabel Croft said.
"He had been advised by the Government in Serbia that it was OK to go ahead, but of course he really took the wrap and it hasn’t done him a whole lot of good, publicly. He was trying to put tennis back in front of the public and at that time Serbia wasn’t having a lot of cases," Croft said.
"But I think it was some of the stuff that went out on social media where he was dancing in a nightclub, they were taking their shirts off and hugging, and on court they were hugging and greeting each other. Then, of course, things got bad, some of the players tested positive and he himself came down with it with his wife”.
Nick Kyrgios has publicly attacked the trio of Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev on social media. “He is taking this position of the moral high ground and he has been incredible vocal," Croft said.
"I’d go as far as saying he’s been unbelievably rude and vicious to quite a lot of his fellow tennis players in some tweets quite recently. I have to say, after some of the behavior that I've seen from Nick Kyrgios, I'm not one that's inclined to really respect a lot of what he does...I don't really respect him as a human being with the way he goes about his business on the court, so it's hard for me to listen to him making that statement to be honest" - she finished.