“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” #SrdjanDjokovic told #RTL #Croatia TV.#Tennis #NovakDjokovic #GrigorDimitrov #AdriaTour @atptour #Coronavirus #COVID19https://t.co/qDfeByqMka— Outlook Magazine (@Outlookindia) June 24, 2020
Novak Djokovic's parents defended their son and blamed another tennis player for spreading the coronavirus at a series of exhibition matches hosted by the top-ranked player.
Djokovic's father blamed the cancellation of the tour on Grigor Dimitrov :
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where. He didn't test here, he tested somewhere else ... I think that's not fair. He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia. Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Djokovic's mother said both her son and his wife Jelena are suffering because of the widespread criticism.
“It is horrible what is being written, but we are used to it,”