Controversial Serbian tennis star has hit out at BBC for a public tell-all interview he did with them after his ordeal at the Australian Open. The Serbian tennis star was the topic of all discussions after he was refused entry into Australia due to his inability to get vaccinated in time.
While Djokovic held his tongue during the course of the tournament, he later went towards BBC and gave a tell-all interview that included all details.
However, the Serb star is now angry at BBC for the way they reported the interview and for the way they misinformed the public through their inadequate reporting measures.
“I was painted in a really ugly manner,” he told the Sport Klub, “I was humiliated, if I may say so, on a world stage.
“That is why it is important for me to have the opportunity to say something. I will repeat what I said to the BBC, because I don’t have more to add.
“I’ve done everything that was asked of me.
“There is a belief that I was privileged in a way, that I [got the exemption] because of my stature.
“I will keep saying it and repeat it like a parrot, although the BBC has cut that part of the interview: 10 days before me, a Czech tennis player and Croatian coach entered Australia with the same medical exemption.
“She played a tournament, he coached his player no problem at all. Suddenly I come and there is a problem. Why? You tell me.”
The 34-year-old Serb star is still to get a nod by organizers to play in the French Open. However, he will play in Rome to get back into competitive action. With Nadal leading the competition, Djokovic would like to get back in competitive action and be back in winning ways.
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