Is Novak Djokovic’s legacy diminished by the Adria Tour fiasco?
- 1 July 2020 à 18H42
"We don't know if everyone's going to be OK"Rothenberg said the events of the Adria Tour should not be underestimated.
"I do think this is a big deal," he said. "I don't mean to be over-dramatic or hyperbolic here but this could have gotten people killed. We don't know if people in the Adria Tour, who were fans, have contracted this disease, we don't know if everyone's going to survive this, if everyone's going to be OK, if people will have long-lasting health impacts. And it does come from a sort of arrogance, on the part of the organisers - of which Novak was one - so I don't think this is a real big event."And Rothenberg said his criticisms of Djokovic and the Adria Tour were not personal.
"I've had great interactions with Novak in my time with him on Tour," he said. "He's a very gracious guy, he's a very warm guy, he's a very well-meaning guy. But intentions aren't all that matters in the world. Outcomes and consequences do matter as well and there were definitely some pretty terrible consequences to his actions and to the actions of the Adria Tour, more largely."
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