Novak Djokovic had good intentions of bringing tennis in front of the public via the Adria Tour. But it was concluded in the middle of criticisms and controversies. However, rival Rafael Nadal has come forward in defense of Serbian.
Moreover, the tennis players had no tennis competition and also they were affected by the Coronavirus financial crisis. For this reason, Djokovic and his family held the Adria Tennis Tour in Serbia and Croatia. At the same time, the event did not follow all the COVID-19 safety protocols and rules instead of lesser social distancing.
Eventually, several players tested positive for the Coronavirus including tournament organizer Novak Djokovic. Later, it brought unfair comments and criticism from the tennis world.
“I Really Hope People Learn From The Adria Tour”- Rafael Nadal
Recently, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has announced that he will not play this year’s US Open,where he is defending champion. He also said, “This is a decision I never would have wanted to take. But I have decided to follow my heart this time. And for the time being, I would rather not travel.”
In a recent interview, Spaniard said when asked about the Djokovic’s Adria Tour, the mistakes are normal but we should learn from those mistakes. He also added, “Of course there was a mistake in the tour organized in Serbia and Croatia but mistakes are normal when you face a situation you haven’t faced before.”
“The players need to make decisions but I am not saying mine is the right one. Every decision can be right or wrong. We are facing unpredictable situations. I really hope people learn from the Adria Tour and we continue in the best way possible.” 2019 US Open Champion concluded.
Followed by recovery from the Coronavirus, Noval Djokovic has started preparation for the US Open 2020. Moreover, according to the reports he is still not yet decided to travel to the United States.