Mouratoglou: "Novak Djokovic is an authentic person"
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 4255
After Novak Djokovic’s interview with the BBC, Patrick Mouratoglou posted several posts on his social media and defended the position of the Serbian champion. In this case, the French coach thinks that the decision taken by the Belgrade should be respected and not criticized.
On Instagram, Mouratoglou shared a new video and talked about the hasty judgments that characterize the relationship between Djokovic and tennis fans.
Mouratoglou still defends Novak Djokovic
"One of the main criticisms that the public moves towards Djokovic concerns the authenticity of him.
Many think that he is not authentic, that he plays to be loved and that he does not show his true personality. I believe it is the opposite. I think Novak is extremely authentic. Here is an example. He is the only top tennis player who has refused to be featured in a video game, because he believes it is not good for children.
He didn't accept any money. He is really special. I then think of the position taken on the Coronavirus. I think it would have been extremely easy for someone like Novak to find a doctor capable of signing the documents certifying his vaccination status.
Nobody would find out and all tournaments would allow him to play. Novak could have played anywhere and chased the GOAT title, but he didn't. He didn't 'cheat' It would have been very easy for him in Serbia. He didn't. He has decided not to lie and to be true to himself towards him.
He thought, 'I don't think it's right for me to get the vaccine, whether you like it or not, and I take responsibility for it. I may regret it, I may not play many major tournaments and, although I think it is unfair, I accept it.
I think it's a strong message from a person who is faithful to his values, to his beliefs. I think this represents a turning point. People will realize, thanks to this choice, that Novak is a much more authentic boy than they ever thought.
He probably made several mistakes in terms of communication that led people in the opposite direction. But I think actions make more noise than words. Many players are good at pretending to be a different person, but I observe what they do and not what they say.
In Novak's case, I think his actions are more important than his words. I am convinced that people will really understand who Novak Djokovic is."