Novak, Jacovitti: Andrew Boyers / Reuters
The Deputy of the ruling party of Serbia Vladimir Djukanovic has criticized tennis player Novak Djokovic for the intention to support the Croatian national team at the world championship-2018. A video published in the Youtube channel of MP.
“Only idiots can support the national team of Croatia. Novak is not ashamed? It drives me crazy. The people that cheer for Croatia, not Russia, for example, they are insane, they need to be isolated,” said Djukanovic. He added that Djokovic is a national hero, but this fact in this situation it is not justified.
The Serbian national team at the world Cup in Russia failed to qualify in the playoffs. At the tournament the Serbs acted in the same group with Costa Rica (1:0), Switzerland (1:2) and Brazil (0:2).
In an interview with 24sata Serbian tennis player expressed hope that Croatia can win the world Cup. He noted that after the departure of the national team of Serbia with the world Cup going to root for “checkers”.
Croatia in the 1/4 finals of the world championship defeated the Russians on penalties — 3:4, (in regular and extra time — 2:2). Rival Croats in the semi-finals was the team of England, who beat the Swedes (2:0). The meeting will take place on July 11 and will begin at 21:00 Moscow time.
Djokovic currently stands at Wimbledon. On 9 July he defeated Russian Karen Hechanova (6:4, 6:2, 6:2) and made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament where they will face the Japanese Kei Nishikori.
Video, photo All from Russia.