Novak Djokovic’s father, Srdan, isn’t doing his son any favors. With Novak already getting outrage from all direction, his outspoken father is now reported as saying the virus that infected at least eight people on the Adria Tour started with Grigor Dimitrov who was the first to announce a positive test on Sunday.
“Why did it happen? Because [Dimitrov] probably came sick, who knows from where. He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else,” Srdan told RTL during an interview. “I think that’s not fair.”
“[Dimitrov] inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia,” he added. “Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Dimitrov’s agent responded by stating that his client was isolated in the U.S. for three months and Grigor followed the rules of the tour however was never tested.
Grigor Dimitrov Manager: pic.twitter.com/y0rch70Cvp
— 🇧🇬🎾Daniel Djenev (@dido404) June 24, 2020
Novak didn’t get tested in Zadar, either, opting to put him, his camp and other travelers at risk by going from Croatia back to Serbia where he announced a positive test on Tuesday.
But was there some bad blood building between Djokovic and Dimitrov. The Bulgarian released his positive result just before Novak was to take the court for his Zadar final. Odd timing? Perhaps.
But Djokovic organized a 4-week tour dismissing the coronavirus guidelines. And now he and his wife and many others are now infected.
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