Djokovic’s Father Blames Dimitrov For Adria Tour COVID Outbreak

by Staff | June 24th, 2020, 8:17 pm

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.

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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14 Comments for Djokovic’s Father Blames Dimitrov For Adria Tour COVID Outbreak

chrisford1 Says:

A lot of us have crusty old dads like Srdan. He has been Novak’s cross to bear since Srdan and Federer’s camp went at it 2007-2009. But a welcome cross to bear. He’s the prime reason why Djokovic was able to develop a competitive game despite few resources and sponsors.
His Dad believed. Went all in.
People on tour are aware of not just the other players and staff’s personalities, the ways of how officials and organizers tick, and “colorful parents”. Srdan venting as usual is unlikely to scandalize Dimitrov’s camp. Just Srdan being Srdan.

Django Says:

His cross. Novak owes his father everything. Unlike Fed, he doesn’t And won’t put a muzzle on family.

wmch Says:

The acorn doesn’t fall very far from the tree. It’s obvious where Djokovic gets his crackpot beliefs from.

PK Says:

What on earth does Srdan’s unpredictable behavior have to do with Federer’s family?

Wog Boy Says:

Srdjan is the pain in the neck, but pain in the neck that every child would like to have as a father.
His three sons were and are lucky to have him as a father and to raise them the way he raised them, with unconditional love and support, putting everything on line for the sake of his children when needed.
That’s the way the people in that part of the world are, globalisation and neglecting the family is yet to arrive in the Balkans, but unfortunately it is creeping in.

Wog Boy Says:

“…opting to put him, his camp and other travelers at risk…”

Staff, what travelers?!
For your information, it wasn’t commercial flight, it was private jet, plenty of room for social distancing for a group of les than 10 people, get your facts right.

On the other hand, someone should check the health of the “travelers” on the commercial flight Dimitrov used to fly to Europe from America two weeks ago.

skeezer Says:

This was not Grigor’s fault, they should have never had their Tournament/Indoor Players party to start with.
Thiem has apologized:
Good on him, hope they all recover, as well as any one they came in contact with when they traveled home.

Alison Hodge Says:

Wogboy time to be happy ,they did it, Liverpool FC PL champions, YNWA YIPPEE :-) ….

Sorry for hijacking the thread, and going off topic ….

Alison Hodge Says:

Wogboy for you enjoy :-)

Wog Boy Says:

Yes Alison,
It was worth waiting 30 years.
Danke schoen Herr Klopp.

Alison Hodge Says:

Absolutely Wogboy :-D

Alison Hodge Says:

Wogboy for you ….

Jenny Says:

djokovics father is nothing but a pain in the back side he is always blaming some one its time to learn to keep his mouth shut and keep his views to himself

ahfi Says:

Man, please find some GRACE from somewhere!

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