Novak Djokovic must 'feel responsibility' at coronavirus at Adria Tour, says Evans

London007

New User
Says the moralising Dan ‘can I use the powder room’ Evans.
Exactly.

Yes, Dan have you taken responsibility for the lives you’ve indirectly affected by being involved in the supply chain of cocaine - starting with the exploited South American farmers through to the County Lines kids being sucked up into gangs?

i would have thought he should really truly only be speaking publicly about his own tennis, all the while blushing a little before understanding he’s said too much anyway and going back to the gym.
 
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Deleted member 733170

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Exactly.

Yes, Dan have you taken responsibility for the lives you’ve indirectly affected by being involved in the supply chain of cocaine - starting with the exploited South American farmers through to the County Lines kids being sucked up into gangs?

i would have thought he should really truly only be speaking publicly about his own tennis, all the while blushing a little before understanding he’s said too much anyway and going back to the gym.
He should focus his efforts and time on learning how to hit a topspin backhand.
 

blablavla

Legend
Peer pressure is a thing. Djokovic is the world no.1, Player's Council President and a GOAT contender. He's seen as a leader. Very few players carry equal weight to him. It would be very hard for most players to say no to him if he made a request of them. Maybe only Federer and Nadal are in a position of equal status to easily turn down a request from Novak.
I think Thiem, Zverev and DImitrov could turn it down as well if they thought it is risky.
 

ledwix

Hall of Fame
Had it been the old days and Lendl had organized the event, Connors and Mac would have been bleeding comments to the press: "What an a-shole! This is all on Lendl! You see why everyone hates his guts!?" In the pre-P.C. days, such comments weren't uncommon. Neither Fed or Rafa ever say anything remotely off beat, they're so bland it's beyond belief. Neither will ever rock the boat, since they're beholden to their sponsors.
True, but in the old pre-PC days, people weren't so weak and controllable as to succumb to mass lockdown orders on the anticipation of a bad flu season in the first place.
 
The ATP needs to set an example and ban everyone that participate in a reckless way at the Adria Open for the rest of the year. The damage that these loonatics have done to tennis is simply unheard of. A ban for the rest of the year is absolutely necessary. If the ATP doesn`t take any actions it would harm tennis for a long time.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
How is Djokovic responsible for the actions of people who are over 9 years old? Even for the 9 and below I assume they came with their parents so it's the parents fault not his.

You went there, you new the risk, it's your fault.
 

blablavla

Legend
The ATP needs to set an example and ban everyone that participate in a reckless way at the Adria Open for the rest of the year. The damage that these loonatics have done to tennis is simply unheard of. A ban for the rest of the year is absolutely necessary. If the ATP doesn`t take any actions it would harm tennis for a long time.
if only Talk Tennis would ban all the loonatics on this board...
 

octogon

Hall of Fame
I think Thiem, Zverev and DImitrov could turn it down as well if they thought it is risky.
These are young men who have spent their entire lives hitting a tennis ball. I think people underestimate how much influence someone as esteemed as Djokovic can have over them. They may be top 10 level players, but in this sport Djokovic is a god. Zverev, Dimitrov and Thiem are not on his level as a peer. I can totally understand them being blinded by Djokovic's influence.

I suspect Djokovic would have asked Rafa to take part in the Aidra tour, and he would have had the common sense and also the equal status to say no without worrying about offending a God of the sport.
 
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fox

Semi-Pro
How is Djokovic responsible for the actions of people who are over 9 years old? Even for the 9 and below I assume they came with their parents so it's the parents fault not his.

You went there, you new the risk, it's your fault.
Yes it is their fault too but the biggest fault is on organizer because he is responsible for safety of people attending.
 

blablavla

Legend
Yes it is their fault too but the biggest fault is on organizer because he is responsible for safety of people attending.
the organizer has to follow the rules of the country.
let me guess that if someone from Serbia government called him and asked to avoid the tough measures, 'cause Serbia doesn't face the Western World problems, and promised some positive thoughts on top, it wasn't impossible for Nole to accept this.
So, let's not blame Nole for everything. Everyone had a choice whether to attend the event or not. Whether to wear a mask or not. Weather to wear gloves or not. etc.
 

TU87

Rookie
I'm sure he feels responsible for what has happened. My feeling with all these tournaments that are taking place is at least some our trying to get the sport back started. When you try and fail you will always be criticized. I will be surprised if this is the only event going forward where someone doesn't test positive for the virus.
 

Tennease

Legend
TennisATP

INFECTED AND CHILD - Panic shakes Croatia, from cleaning lady to prime minister, everyone was in contact with tennis players

Tennis tournament in Zadar is a new focus, with 19 new patients in the entire country



The Adria tour affair returned panic to Croatia. If by Sunday they thought the pandemic was a thing of the past, the fear returned. In the last 24 hours, 19 new cases of the corona virus have been confirmed in Croatia, the National Civil Protection Headquarters announced, but the four infected in Zadar resonated much more strongly.


Local media state that so far about 50 people in Zadar have ended up in self-isolation, including the prefect and the mayor.

The Croatian government told reporters that Prime Minister Andrej Plenković was ready for testing, because he had a short meeting with tennis players, but they pointed out that there was no handshake and no longer contact.

Well-known Zadar caterer Erik Pavin closed his restaurant and hotel when it became known that members of the Adria Tour were positive for the corona virus. He told local media that the hotel guests themselves canceled their arrival when they read that a virus had appeared in Zadar.

- For now, the hotel and restaurant are closed today and tomorrow, we will see what we will do next when we test. We are in agreement with epidemiologists. I will close the hotel if it takes 14 years, just to keep us all alive and well. I have grandchildren, children, a wife, staff and guests, of course we are all interested in the health of everyone. We are all afraid, but it's not just me. It is actually the whole city, that is, Croatia - from the cleaning lady on Višnjik to the Prime Minister, everyone was in contact with them.

The caterer pointed out that he had 13 secure reservations before the incident, and that now he has none.

Djokovic and other members of the Adria tour were spent on Friday, upon arrival in Zadar, in the restaurant "Niko".

Last night, the news arrived from Zadar that a five-year-old boy who was hanging out with tennis players was infected. He is in self-isolation together with his parents.
 

Tennease

Legend
Evans
Krueger
Rubin
Sandgren
Kyrgios,
and nearly all the journalists

Notice where they are from.
Kiki Bertens is from The Netherlands

Bruno Soares is from Brazil


Jean-Francois Caujolle is from France

 
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Tennease

Legend
Why do people think this has anything to do with West versus East?????

Some people just don't get it. It's about covid-19 versus humans!!!! We all want to fight covid-19!!!!! We must unite to successfully fight against covid-19!!!!
 

Pmasterfunk

Professional
There's no reason for either Roger or Rafa to comment on it, but everything you say here is true. Had it been the old days and Lendl had organized the event, Connors and Mac would have been bleeding comments to the press: "What an a-shole! This is all on Lendl! You see why everyone hates his guts!?" In the pre-P.C. days, such comments weren't uncommon. Neither Fed or Rafa ever say anything remotely off beat, they're so bland it's beyond belief. Neither will ever rock the boat, since they're beholden to their sponsors.
I don't think it's about being PC, it's about making $$$$. Rogi and Rafer are interested in keeping their public images spic and span.

These are young men who have spent their entire lives hitting a tennis ball. I think people underestimate how much influence someone as esteemed as Djokovic can have over them.
Not just on young athletes, but the average population. Djokovic is hugely popular in Serbia, he's basically the most successful person in the country. Whether people should take seriously what he says and does has (sadly) no relation to how seriously people actually take what he says.

Evans
Krueger
Rubin
Sandgren
Kyrgios,
and nearly all the journalists

Notice where they are from.
Sounds like a dogwhistle to me.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
The ATP needs to set an example and ban everyone that participate in a reckless way at the Adria Open for the rest of the year. The damage that these loonatics have done to tennis is simply unheard of. A ban for the rest of the year is absolutely necessary. If the ATP doesn`t take any actions it would harm tennis for a long time.
Your proposal would be damage tennis. Guy, stop making from this unfortunate affair a modern witch hunt.
 

Gazelle

Legend
Lots of focus on Djokovic. But Zverev, Thiem and Dimitrov all agreed to play in the conditions created by Djokovic, so I don't see why they deserve less flack.
 
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