Novak Djokovic is being slammed for internet hosting the ill-fated Adria Tour amid a pandemic after his coach Goran Ivanisevic and gamers Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki returned constructive checks.
Novak Djokovic has been slammed for internet hosting the ill-fated Adria Tour (Reuters Photo)
- Nemanja Matic defends Novak Djokovic for internet hosting ill-fated Adria Tour
- I simply needed to say that it isn’t his fault that he made the event: Matic
- People want to know that the state of affairs in Serbia was higher than England: Matic
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has defended his Serbian compatriot Novak Djokovic for internet hosting the ill-fated Adria Tour the place plenty of gamers, together with the world primary, examined constructive for COVID-19.
Djokovic was criticised for internet hosting the tennis event amid a pandemic after his coach Goran Ivanisevic and gamers Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki returned constructive checks over the 2 legs in Serbia and Croatia.
Players had been seen interacting, embracing one another, taking part in basketball and partying like they did in pre-COVID-19 days however Matic stated they weren’t required to stick to any social distancing norms as Serbia had eased restrictions.
“People need to understand that the situation in Serbia was better than here (in England). The country allowed everyone to do whatever they want, everything was open, the shopping centres and the restaurants,” Matic instructed Sky Sports.
“So they started to live normal lives because our country was closed for three months completely. You were not allowed to walk on the street, you couldn’t leave your home, so it was different (than England).”
While some unofficial tournaments have been performed with out spectators within the stands, such because the Battle of the Brits exhibition event in London, the Adria Tour attracted a capability crowd within the Serbian capital metropolis of Belgrade.
“When they opened they said, ‘you are more than free to do whatever you want’,” Matic added. “Before that event, there was a sport with 20,00zero folks and no person stated something about that.
“I simply needed to say that it isn’t his fault that he made the event, he simply needed to assist the gamers play competitions. I do not see that he (did) one thing improper.”