World Number 3, Dominic Thiem has spoken in favor of Novak Djokovic and said that all the criticism of Djokovic for the controversial Adria Tour was unfair.
A number of stars, including World Number 1, Novack Djokovic tested positive for Coronavirus competing in the controversial tournament.
Dominic Thiem said, “It was unfair to him because he didn’t break any law and he didn’t force us.”
“He didn’t force any player to come there. He didn’t force any player to interact with the fans.It was our own decision. The whole event was for a very good cause as well,” he added.
“It was obviously a mistake from everybody but it’s a long time ago now really and everybody who got positive there is healthy again, which is a very good sign as well,” he said.
“In reality, we saw happy fans, we saw happy kids and then we kind of forgot to keep the distance, to not take pictures, to not hug the kids and it was a mistake. Everybody regrets it, of course, but I think, at the same time, it’s fine now,” he continued.
“If it’s going to happen, I’m very sure that it’s safe and that I’m also going to play because I guess it’s time that the normal tour is coming back,” Austrian added.
“What I said is that there are guys on the Future Tour who are not living professionally,” he said.
“That’s what I said. And there are guys who don’t deserve the support and I’m never going to change my opinion.”
“There are many, many guys who deserve it and that’s my opinion. But, well, the media back then put it wrong and I hope that I can put it a little bit in the right place now.”