Ever since the Adria tour COVID19 disaster, both Novak and Srdjan Djokovic has been suffering the ire of critics.
Currently, Novak is the most talked man ever in the history of tennis albeit of all wrong decisions. During this crucial time for him, his father Srdjan has quoted controversy at various points.
His most recent was of Roger Federer, as he attacked the Swiss maestro of “being jealous” of his son, and claimed that the Swiss should consider retiring, once and for all.
After the disaster of Adria tour, the Serbian refused to get tested in Zadar. However, later on, he was found infected with the virus, along with Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, and Viktor Troicki.
Since then, many in the World No.1’s team and family have come to his defense, amid the controversy. Yet again his father, Srdjan grabbed headlines after accusing Dimitrov of besmirching the name of the Djokovic family.
Due to this, the Serb has found many critics from all the ends, including Former Swiss tennis player and Olympic gold medallist Marc Rosset.
As reported by Bluewin, Rosset claimed that Novak Djokovic has done himself no favors over the last few weeks, with both the Adria Tour and his father’s comments on Roger Federer.
Rosset said, “taking up the chronology of last days, there has already been the release of his father on Roger Federer which I find Inadmissible. Even if you love your son more than anything in this world, you can’t take out stuff like that.
If my father have said that, I would have come home and stuck a pie on him! You can’t talk about someone like that. It’s simply stupid.”
Rosset further stated, “Novak Djokovic is a pretty divisive character, whatever he says. I also have the impression that he feels on that. I do not judge the person because everyone has their sources of motivation and their beliefs. But, from a general point of view, Novak Djokovic remains an enigma.”
Rosset then went on to try and explain the reason behind the popularity difference of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the Serbian – Novak Djokovic.
“It’s hard for him to compete with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal from a popularity standpoint. I can understand how frustrating it is for him. He is World No.1 and a great player, but he faces two legends. Rosset said.
”But between the declaration of his father and the fiasco of the Adria tour, he did not score points with the public. And, above all, it doesn’t help the image of tennis.” Rosset further concluded.