World No.01 Novak Djokovic has confirmed his participation in the US Open 2020 while Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will not participate in the Grand slam tournament. The 17-times Grand slam champion had criticized for his Adria tour mishap led him to contract the COVID-19 virus along with fellow participants.
Montenegrin NBA star Nikola Vucevic is defending Serbian Novak Djokovic and hails the Serbian tennis star for his motto behind the Adria Tour.
Novak Djokovic conducted the Adria Tour to raise money for charity and generate income for players while the COVID-19 led tour cancellations. Unfortunately, Adria tour players Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, and Viktor Troicki tested positive for the coronavirus.
Nikola Vucevic slammed the people and said “It was ugly how some treated Novak. He tried to organize the tournament with the best intentions. He was given the wrong information about the situation with the virus in the Balkans at that time”
“The intention was to raise money for charity and to help tennis players. However, several players became infected. Okay, it can be said that it was a mistake, but the way people reacted to Novak Djokovic as if he was the number one enemy in the world” The NBA star said on Sport Klub’s show Spo(r)tlight.
“Djokovic as a great champion and a great man”- Nikola Vucevic
Vucevic is believing that Novak Djokovic deserves all due respect in Serbia who has done a lot for his country and he deserves much more respect.
No.09 Orlando Magic star Vucevic said, “He is the best ambassador that Serbia has had in history”. He felt clueless about the negative opinions about Djokovic.
Moreover, Nikola Vucevic said “I really appreciate Novak. I had the opportunity to meet him, watch him live, and talk to him after the matches”. He is considering Djokovic as a great champion and a great man. He concluded, “It is ugly how they treated him, he did not deserve it in any way”.
In conclusion, Vucevic is preparing for the NBA playoffs. His father Borislav was also a basketball player part of the Yugoslavia national team.