Janko Tipsarevic has released a passionate defense of Novak Djokovic among ongoing tension over the ousting of ATP president Chris Kermode. Kermode will depart his role at the end of the ear after he failed to get support from the three gamers representatives on the ATP board.
Djokovic is the president of the ATP Player Council and speculation requested he led the efforts to do away with Kermode. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal made clean they were unhappy at not being consulted over Kermode and seemed guilty Djokovic for now not speak to him.
And the row had an effect on Djokovic on the courtroom as he crashed out of Indian Wells and Miami in the early rounds. But Tipsarevic believes his close friend and college was not portrayed as it should be by using the media. And the Serbian feels Djokovic turned into troubled by way of the ATP politics.
Tipsarevic told telegraph’s The Tennis Podcast:
“I think it was one of the things that affected him. Novak hates being the villain. You have a few people that enjoyed it but this is not in his nature. This guy is so forgiving and he is helping so many people in his circle. His message was translated in a completely bull**** way. That he was the main guy who wanted to change Chris because he ruined tennis, it is completely not true. But in the media, he was portrayed especially when Rafa and Roger said they didn’t agree with him, he was portrayed as this guy who was changing Chris and leading the opposition which was basically never his intention.”