According to the Serbian magazine "Svet & Scandal", a man contacted the model Natalija Scekic to ruin the career and marriage of tennis player Novak Djokovic. After breaking Roger Federer's record of consecutive weeks at the head of the ATP ranking, the champion would organize celebrations with his team to celebrate the event.
This was precisely the moment chosen by the man to cause the scandal, trying to convince the model with a lot of money to seduce Djokovic and sleep with him, then recording the images and then publishing them. A source in this magazine reveals that this "commission" would have come from England.
Twenty-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal is one of the most humble guys on Tour. Despite achieving tremendous success over the years, the Spaniard maintains a down-to-earth attitude. Even his arch-rivals, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, carry themselves with class on and off the tennis courts.
Ruud pays tribute to the Big 3
Speaking more on this subject, Casper Ruud stated, “I think they’re all great guys. I know Rafael Nadal the best. But I’ve played against Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the match, they were both nice to me both on the court and off the court.
You know when I see them they say hi to me. I think that’s really nice because they have hundreds and thousands of people in their life that they can say hi to and for them to come to me at the gym”. The 22-year-old player added, “Last time at the Australian Open Djokovic didn’t have to come to say hi to me at the gym.
They’re nice guys and know how to behave well. They have experienced while growing up. Maybe Sampras came to Roger when he was young. I would say I know Rafa better and we say hi all the time. He sends me messages and he’s the closest I am to, but the two other guys are as nice as him”.
Since March 2020, all players - including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - have enjoyed the benefit of retaining their ranking points form 2019. The ATP introduced this change to safeguard any player who chooses not to travel and take part in events amid the global health crisis.
But the system - which has now been extended to August this year - has drawn criticism of late. A few top players - including Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev - have openly spoken out against the supposed unfairness of the system.