Djokovic reflects on Adria Tour debacle: "How can you blame one individual for everything?"

Friday, 21 August 2020 at 14:15
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is currently preparing for the US Open with the Western & Southern Open set to come and he has reflected on the Adria Tour debacle.

Djokovic faced huge criticism over his decision to host the Adria Tour even before it got underway but players and staff including himself tested positive which meant he described as a 'witch hunt' against him.
He still underlines those claims but admits he would do it again and that he shouldn't be blamed for having an event with good intentions.
“I don’t think I’ve done anything bad,” he said. “I do feel sorry for people that were infected. Do I feel guilty for anybody that was infected from that point onward in Serbia, Croatia and region? Of course not. How can you blame one individual for everything?”
“We tried to do something with the right intentions,” he told the New York Times. “Yes, there were some steps that could have been done differently, but am I going to be then forever blamed for doing a mistake?
“I mean, OK, if this is the way, fine, I’ll accept it, because that’s the only thing I can do.
“If I had the chance to do the Adria Tour again, I would do it again. It’s like a witch hunt.”

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