“Novak Djokovic Was Trying To Bring Tennis In Front Of The Public”- Annabel Croft On Adria Tour


Novak Djokovic

While Djokovic received criticism from all around, Annabel Croft has come forward in support of the Serbian. World number one, Novak Djokovic has already been called out for organizing the Adria Tour in June.

Additionally, the charity exhibition event was organized amid the pandemic. The event took place in the countries of Serbia and Croatia. Moreover, all the other WTA and ATP events were canceled during that time.  

The event saw players partying together. Further, there were no restrictions on the entry of the crowd. Henceforth, many criticisms were thrown on the Serbian and other players. There was a lack of necessities such as social distancing, etc. Moreover, after the event, many participants, including Djokovic tested positive for coronavirus.

Novak Djokovic

“I Think He Was Trying To Do The Right Thing”- Annabel Croft 

However, Annabel Croft, the former British tennis professional believes that Djokovic didn’t do anything wrong. She said, “I believe he was trying to do the right thing. He was trying to bring tennis in front of the public. At the same time, Serbia wasn’t having a lot of cases.”

Further, she also added, “But I think it was some stuff that went out in media. He was dancing in the nightclub. They were taking their shirts off. On the court, they were greeting and hugging each other. This automatically turned people against him.”

Annabel Croft

Moreover, Annabel Croft also brought into light the situation after. She added, “Then, of course, things got bad. Some players tested positive. And he himself came down with it. His wife too.”

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Despite all this, British Former Player also said, “But I believe he was trying to do it from the right place. The Govt. of Serbia advised him to go ahead. But of course, he really took the wrap. And it has not done him a whole lot of good, publicly.”


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