Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, seems to be in deep controversy at the moment. Every player has to show a corona certificate for the Australian Open, but Djokovic had already refused to show this certificate. The matter caught fire when the governments of both the countries started giving their own reaction on it. By the way, Djokovic has always had a deep connection with controversies. Let’s know the five big controversies of Djokovic’s career. Stay Connected for Latest Sports News – hindi.insidesport.in
1- Rumor of cheating on wife
Novak Djokovic married his childhood friend Jelena in 2014. After marriage, the couple had 2 children. But Djokovic’s marriage did not last long. A lot of fights started between the two. In 2019, news of their separation started coming to the fore. Djokovic’s name was associated with many women and it is believed that he had a deep relationship with these women. The name of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is also included in this list. With this Djokovic’s name was associated with DJ Lady Lee, Serbian pop star Natasa Bekvalac.
2- Superstitions about health
In 2010, Djokovic claimed he was allergic to wheat. He joined Spanish coach Pepe Imaz, who believes in the power of hugging trees. Djokovic once tried to treat his elbow injury with herbs. He made such a controversial statement regarding the COVID vaccination that I personally oppose the vaccination. I do not want those who are able to travel, they should get vaccine because of any protocol.
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3- Tactical toilet brake
Djokovic is not only surrounded by controversies regarding personal life, but during the match also there have been many controversies in his life. He has taken toilet breaks more than a dozen times at major tournaments since 2013. He got success in 83.33% of the matches during the toilet break. Djokovic said at the French Open last year, “You reset yourself mentally at that time (toilet break) and try to change the atmosphere. Even if it is a short break, but during this time you can refresh yourself and come back to the game as a new player.”
4- His behavior on the court
Djokovic often loses his cool on the court. He broke his racket on the court during Olympics 2020. He often vents his anger on the officers and has to apologize to the officers on several occasions. In 2021, he shouted at the chair umpire while playing against Taylor Fritz and asked the game to continue despite light rain. Due to which they lost game points.
5- Allegation of sextortion
In 2021, a Serbian model Natalija Scekic claimed that Djokovic offered her £50,000 to sleep with her in front of the camera and a free vacation to her favorite destination. But the model declined that offer.