Novak Djokovic has become an accident, adding more poison and fuel - a lot of fuel - to the fire of this long eve of the Australian Open in full pandemic. Pulled by the jacket a bit 'by everyone, Nol now says the about him.
The number 1 in the world has posted a long letter on his social profiles to defend himself from criticism for his requests to the director of the Australian Open, Craig Tiley, regarding the quarantine of the 72 athletes confined to hotel rooms in Melbourne.
“My good intentions towards them have been misrepresented,” writes Djokovic. The number 1 in the world rejects accusations of being “selfish and ungrateful. He couldn't be further from the truth”. Djokovic had sent a letter to Tennis Australia chief Tiley with a list of requests regarding player quarantine conditions including a noticeable relaxation of restrictions.
The players and their staff were placed in solitary confinement, unable to leave their hotel rooms to train, after several people on three Australian Open charter flights tested positive for Covid-19. The first Grand Slam of the season should start on February 8.
While speaking with Punto de Break in a recent video interview, Federico Coria explained in detail why he idolizes Novak Djokovic. Coria admitted that praising the Serb can be considered 'politically incorrect', but he went ahead with his tributes anyway.
Coria on Novak Djokovic
“I know perhaps I'm not being politically correct (laughing), but maybe because of my playing style, I look up to Novak Djokovic the most,” Federico Coria said. “To me, he's the maximum level of perfection and I'm sure he'll be the player with most Grand Slams won in the future”.
Novak Djokovic has recently drawn a great deal of negativity for trying to voice his concerns for the players who are quarantining in Melbourne. The Serb made a list of suggestions to Craig Tiley (Tennis Australia Chief), asking for an improvement in the players' conditions, but the move was roundly criticized in the media.
Djokovic was labelled 'selfish' by many, and his 'demands' were deemed to be unreasonable given that they pertain to a country with strict quarantine rules. World No.1 Novak Djokovic is currently under quarantine at one of the hotels in Adelaide.
He recently broke in the news for submitting a list of demands to Tennis Australia regarding quarantine protocols. By this, the Serbian player drew a lot of backlash and many fans didn’t like his action. However, recently, he has once again won the hearts of tennis fans, especially of two young Adelaide boys.
These two boys started playing tennis on the road which is next to the hotel where Djokovic is staying. It really became a sight to watch as the two were playing in order to get a glimpse of the World No.1 player. Djokovic didn’t disappoint the boys and came on his balcony.
The Serbian player was reading a book at that time but didn’t forget to appreciate the two boys. He even had a short chat with both of them.