Novak Djokovic’s father Srdjan is back in the headlines after giving an interview to the Serbian daily Kurir in which he blasts Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Srdjan Djokovic says that Novak Djokovic is the only player who behaves in the same way to other players no matter if he wins or loses:
“Rafael Nadal was Novak’s best friend while he was winning. When things changed, they were no longer friends. This is not sport. This is what Novak has in him, and they [Nadal and Federer] don’t have.”
“Federer is perhaps still the best tennis player in history, but as a man he’s the opposite. He attacked Novak at the Davis Cup in Geneva, he realized that he was his successor and was trying to discredit him in every way. Novak’s success is an amazing thing and something that one can not understand.”
When asked by reporters about his reaction to Srdjan Djokovic’s comments on his relationship with Novak, Rafa had this to say:
“If he wants to know how I get along with Nole, he should better ask his son.”
“My relationship with him [Novak] has always been very good and it still is.”
“I’ve lost lots of matches against him and vice-versa, but we’ve never had a problem.”
“People are entitled to their opinions. It’s not my place to respond to anyone, especially without having heard or read these comments.”
Rafa resisted further comments on the subject, choosing not to speak at that level, as always.
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