After his profitable entry into the operating at Monte-Carlo on Wednesday, Novak Djokovic returned to his father’s controversial remarks in direction of Roger Federer. The Serb defended the one who “always supported” him, whereas acknowledging some variations.
Novak Djokovic returned to class on Wednesday. The Serbian had not performed an official match since profitable the Australian Open final February. For his entry into the operating in Monte-Carlo, the world primary simply beat the younger Italian Jannik Sinner (19, twenty second at ATP) in straight units (6-4, 6-2). On this event, Dokovic was additionally invited to rethink the remarks made by his father in opposition to Roger Federer.
“About 15 years ago he (Federer) attacked my son when he was still young, 18 or 19 years old. He knew someone who would be better than him would come. I said then he was a great champion, the best at the time. But even if it is a great champion, it is not for all that a good man “, had launched Srdjan Djokovic in early April in a Serbian TV show. Djokovic Sr. was referring to the 2006 Davis Cup, when Federer pointed out Novak’s behavior against his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka.
“I know he’s doing it with the best of intentions”
“My dad is a very, very passionate man. He protects me and he loves me. I know he does it with the best of intentions. I am always by my dad’s side and everything he does. are a family. Of course I will stay by his side and protect him. Everyone has the right to say what they think even if I cannot always agree with everything they say “, Novak Djokovic replied Wednesday. “My father is my biggest support,” he also added.
Srdjan Djokovic used to media outings
Srdjan Djokovic is used to this kind of media release. During this same TV show, he had continued his momentum, believing that his son was not liked by foreign media. “Obviously, they don’t have the best opinion of us and we are constantly bothering them about something,” he continued, earlier than insisting, “I’m simply telling the reality, they do not like us. What ought to I do? They slander him a lot, say so many disgusting issues about him that it is simply unbelievable. “
Far from the tv units and the clay of the Masters 1000 of Monte-Carlo, the Serbian might be against Daniel Evans (thirty third at ATP) within the spherical of 16. Since his victory in 2015, Novak Djokovic has not gone past the quarter-finals of this match which he gained in 2015 and 2013.