The controversy over the holding of the Adria Tour, in which tennis players such as Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki tested positive for coronavirus, has led to harsh criticism of the Serbian tennis player, main promoter of the tournament … although also several prominent tennis figures have wanted to come to his defense.
One of them has been the German Boris Becker. The former tennis player, who also served as Novak Djokovic's coach, spoke on The Daily Telegraph about the tournament, appreciating the initiative although he criticized some of the events that were held during it. “I want to defend Novak Djokovic. The criticism he is receiving is unfair. Everyone showed up there for a good cause. I do think maybe the party and the basketball party shouldn't have been held pBut when you're 30 and you see your friends, you want to have a little fun, but when the cameras record you, it's always dangerous. “
Becker reiterated that Djokovic's initiative was good and wished a speedy recovery to all those who were infected by the coronavirus during the tournament. “I understand the risk involved in holding the Adria Tour but I think it was done for a good cause, so I hope that all the players and people affected will recover.”