Some discrepancies between Novak Djokovic and his father, Srdjan. This is what Novak wrote on his facebook page last night in Serbian (translated by me):
I want to dedicate this victory, like all the others before, to my country and to each and every one of you in equal measure. As I said before, I am completely apolitical. I don’t want my name to be connected to politics in general, nor politicians. Each time I play, I do it for Serbia and I will do that as long as I am a professional sportsman.
This would be perfectly understandable, the only weird thing is, his father Srdjan Djokovic held a speech at a political rally just two days before, where he gave support to presidential candidate Boris Tadic on behalf of the entire Djokovic family, including Novak.
Is there some feud between Djokovic senior and Djokovic junior?
It has always puzzled me why on earth does Novak need to even appear along any politician as he already did several times in the past, because it was clear that none of that has helped him in achieving arguably the biggest success in Balkan sports history, along with becoming the most famous Serb in the world right now. So why all this political crap? It’s a rhetorical question, I don’t expect that anyone can give me a good answer, but you are allowed to try.