Prime Minister of Serbia defends Djokovic

Ana Brnabic, the prime minister of Serbia defended Djokovic over the Adria Tour incident which left four major tennis professionals positive to coronavirus.

The head of the Serbian government became another person to give her opinion on the Adria Tour situation and she defended Novak Djokovic in the process. Speaking to the Serbian national television PinkTV she spoke about how his sole intentions were to promote the region and help charities in it.

She said:

“Every part of him. He tried to do something good for the whole region. To put politics aside and help young and non-established tennis players, as well as to raise money for humanitarian purposes. If they could shift the blame on me personally, as prime minister, and leave Novak alone, I would love it."

Despite the controversy surrounding the event and despite ignoring several prominent guidelines that include social distancing no actual rules or laws were broken. As the prime minister, Brnabic admitted that she made a mistake allowing the tournament to take places as well as easing measures so soon. She said:

“It is our fault, we relaxed the measures, if we had not, this tournament would not have taken place, so he listened to our recommendations and it is my fault, not Novak Djokovic’s.”

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