The Australian Tennis Federation refused to punish Djokovic’s father for a photo with the Russian flag
The Australian Tennis Federation has refused to punish Srdjan Djokovic, father of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, for a photo with the Russian flag. This was announced by the organization’s executive director, Craig Tiley, to Tennis Up to Date.
Tiley said that Djokovic Sr. did not violate the rules of the Australian Open, but he will have to make a statement because of his act. “It was unintentional, and I agree with him that it was not aimed at causing harm to anyone,” the functionary emphasized.
Srdjan Djokovic missed the semi-finals and final of the Australian Open with the participation of his son due to the incident with the Russian flag. He stated that he did not plan to become a participant in the scandal. The tennis player’s father stressed that he was celebrating his son’s victory and because of this he was photographed with fans.
On January 25, Djokovic defeated Russian Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. After the match, his father was photographed with Russian and Serbian fans, who displayed the tricolor. For this, the Australian Tennis Federation issued a warning to the tennis player’s family and urged them to refuse to promote political views at the tournament.
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