Printed: August 8, 2020 9:17:39 pm
Stan Wawrinka has expressed his opinion about Novak Djokovic’s controversial Adria Tour and mentioned that the top-ranked Serbian ought to have been extra cautious with the charity match.
Earlier in June, Djokovic, his spouse Jelena, his coach Goran Ivanisevic, and different contributors like Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, and Viktor Troicki had all examined Covid-19 constructive whereas taking part within the exhibition occasion.
In an interview with RTS Sport, the three-time Grand Slam winner Wawrinka mentioned that tennis can have a a lot harder time than different sports activities to return to normalcy.
“Tennis would be the final sport to renew usually,” mentioned Wawrinka.
Speaking about Djokovic, he mentioned, “Novak solely adopted the well being directives of the nations involved. However because the world No. 1, he assumes extra accountability than every other participant.”
“He ought to have been cautious. However it isn’t. It’s not for me to show,” he added.
On Friday, Wawrinka introduced his choice to not journey for the US Open, citing well being causes.
“I don’t need to go to the USA below these situations. There’s a well being state of affairs that’s explicit in New York. And the sequence of tournaments which follows after the US Open can be powerful,” mentioned the Swiss.
Aside from Wawrinka, defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal has additionally pulled out from the New York occasion. On Thursday, Djokovic and different ATP gamers informed USTA they won’t journey for the US Open if the obligatory quarantine interval remained in place.
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