Srdjan Djokovic, Novak Djokovic’s father, revealed this Saturday the message his son sent him when a few days ago he tried to convince him not to go to the Tokyo Olympics. The father of the world’s number one read what he had written to his son with his mobile and what he had answered, in a Serbian podcast, Business Histories, according to the Balkan country’s media Mondo.
“Novak, if my opinion means anything to you, I don’t think you should go to Tokyo in any way. It’s a long way, in another area, there are no spectators, you would have to go through a quarantine again. I just think you should say no to an Olympics without spectators. Daddy loves you, “Srdjan advised, to which Djokovic replied:”Of course your opinion means a lot to me, dad. I wanted to take three or four days to see how my body is. I always recover quickly, so it’s not a big deal. Patriotism is very strong in my heart and in my head, Dad. You know me, when it comes to Serbia, I cry and I don’t turn my back on it. “
This is made public by the Balkan’s father after he lost to Pablo Carreño in the match for the bronze medal in Tokyo and Nole’s resignation to play for mixed doubles later. And also for the criticism of those who think that the player should not have attended the Olympic event to reserve for the US Open.