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Serbian PM throws weight behind Djokovic

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World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has found support in his country's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic who has backed the Serbian after he was heavily criticised following the Adria Open fiasco

Belgrade : World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has found support in his country's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic who has backed the Serbian after he was heavily criticised following the Adria Open fiasco.

"Every part of him. He tried to do something good for the whole region," Brnabic said in an interview with PinkTV.

"To put politics aside and help young and non-established tennis players, as well as to raise money for humanitarian purposes.

"If they could shift the blame on me personally, as Prime Minister, and leave Novak alone, I would love it," she added.

Earlier, Manchester United and Serbian footballer NemanjaMatic also launched a passionate defense of compatriot Djokovic.

Djokovic, GrigorDimitrov, BornaCoric and Victor Troicki all tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the Belgrade leg of the exhibition event recently.

Djokovic's wife had also been diagnosed with COVID-19 and also NBA star Nikola Jokic, who attended the event in the capital city of Serbia.

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