After defeating Tommy Paul in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, the Serb has come out to clarify a recent controversy involving his father.
Another Swinging Controversy Novak Djokovic The tennis player (5th ATP) this Friday, Photo with his father and a supporter of pro-Russian ideology in Australia.
Origin of controversial photo Srjan Djokovic -athlete’s father- and fans Australian Open Quarterfinals where the player beat him Russian simile Andrei Rublev At 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.
Russians should not play in international sporting events. # Novak Djokovicfather supports Russia’s genocidal aggression #Ukraine. so #Australian Open 2023 Srjan Djokovic posed with supporters wearing Z-shirts with Putin’s faces and Russian flags. https://t.co/rjLfmp22Wa pic.twitter.com/cGC2516a20
— Glasnost Gone (@GlasnostGone) January 26, 2023
In this very commitment, Russian symbols and flags alluding to Vladimir Putin were observed on the stands. Strictly prohibited in competitions .
With the situation already on the table, Novak Djokovic came out to clarify the controversy at a press conference. “My father was walking by with so many Serbian flags all around him and I thought he was taking a picture with someone from Serbia.” he assured.
Meanwhile, the tennis player said that no one in his family supported the existence of the war. “My father, my whole family has been through several wars. As my father said in his statement, we are against war. .” .
On the other hand, while clarifying the problem surrounding the father, Novak Djokovic He remains out of control until he wins the title at the 2023 Australian Open. This Sunday, January 30, 05:30 am (Chile time) vs Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas .