Novak Djokovic Receives Death Threats

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Novak Djokovic Receives Death Threats
Novak Djokovic French Open 2015 Tatiana from Moscow, Russia / CC BY-SA

Novak Djokovic, a Serbian Tennis Player, along with his coach Goran Ivanisevic, his wife Jelena, and three other players have been tested positive after the Zadar leg of Adria Tour. 

The ace player has been tested positive on Tuesday; thus, the Zadar leg of Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour has been canceled. Soon after Djokovic found corona infected, there was a sheer wave of chaos in the tennis world. To add more to the tensed environment, a threatening graffiti in Croatia has left everyone amazed. 

On the streets of Croatian city Split, somewhere 90 minutes away from Zadar, a death threat message was written for Novak. The controversial message read- “Djokovic, die. Our wish is that you die. Greetings from Split. Die,”

By the time Djokovic has been found corona positive, he has been apologising from people for hosting the tournament. He said- “I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine.”

When asked the player’s mother, Dijana, about the threat, she revealed that the threat message had not bothered her anyhow. While saying so, she said- “It is terrible and scary what they write, but we are used to it. It was as if they could hardly wait. They are obviously bothered by Novak,”

“We all feel good, as do the two of them. Just because Novak is positive doesn’t mean he’s sick. He is a young and healthy man, so it is easier to bear.” She added. 

Despite the fallout of the Adria Tour, the 17th time Grand Slam winner is expected to be the next president of the ATP Players Council. On this, Paul Annacone, the former coach of Roger Federer said to Sports Illustrated- “There are 10 people on the council; they should figure how they feel about it,” 
“You have 500 players around the world on razor’s edge, hoping they can play in eight weeks (at the US Open). Every action has a consequence. I think there’s a lot of his peer group who are scratching their heads.” He added.