Novak Djokovic has had a few troublesome months. It all started with the Adria Tour. He organized the charity event but it lacked the basic protocols needed to avoid the Coronavirus. And so four players including him contracted the coronavirus.
Since the debacle, questions have been raised on Djokovic’s responsibility. He is the World No.1 and the President of the ATP players council. So many say that he should have been much more responsible as a lot of players and fans look up to him. Later Djokovic apologized for the event and said that it happened with a good thought in mind.
In an interview with Le Matin, Timea Bacsinszky spoke about the issues surrounding the Serbian. She took a dig at the World No.1 for the viral nightclub video which had other players disregarding the scare of the virus.
“Yes. I think we are more responsible. Boys go out more, they are more likely to see them in night clubs than girls. But anyway. It must also be said that the World No.1 does not really set a good example.” Timea said.
Timea wanted Djokovic to have acted with more responsibility. She applauded the Women’s circuit which has been free of any controversy and has acted responsibly.
“In my opinion, this place at the top imposes additional responsibilities. However Novak Djokovic one day expressed reservations about the resumption of the circuit then he organized an exhibition with a full stadium and related activities. It’s so contradictory. One thing is certain, tennis could not offer a worse pub and I am proud to see that the women’s circuit has, on the contrary, behaved in a very responsible manner.” she said.
Note: The Quotes are translations from French using Google Translate
Timea Bacsinszky is a two time Grand Slam Semi finalist. She hasn’t played a match since participating in the Korea Open in September 2019. She might make her return in this year’s French Open.