Threatening words were graffiti on the streets of Split, Croatia
The Adria Tour continues to give Novak Djokovic headaches. The Serbian tennis player is being strongly criticized for having organized the tournament with the public, without the necessary hygiene and social distance, and has now received death threats.
Some of the tennis players present at the exhibition tournament in Zadar, Croatia, gave positive to covid-19 – Grigor Dimitrov, Viktor Troick, Borna Coric and Djokovic himself – after having played football, basketball, having lived with children and even having gone to a disco. The final of the event was canceled and the world fell on the Serb, with other tennis players (and only not) violently criticizing the recklessness.
Now threatening messages have appeared on the walls of Split, Croatia. "Djokovic, die. Our wish is that you die. Congratulations from Split. Die", it can be read.
Djokovic's wife tested positive and his coach, former tennis player Goran Ivanisevic, also tested positive.
The player issued a statement apologizing, but it did little to calm the ire of critics.
Boris Becker defends him
Former German tennis player Boris Becker, who once coached Djokovic, defended the former pupil in statements to the English newspaper 'The Daily Telegraph'.
"I want to defend Novak Djokovic. The criticism he's receiving is very unfair. Everyone was there for a good cause. Maybe the party and the basketball game shouldn't have been held, but when you're 30 and you see your friends, you want to have a little fun. Only when you’re filmed it’s always dangerous … "said the former world number one.