Berlin will have their 1st tennis exhibition tournament since COVID-19 became an international pandemic, forcing professional sports to postpone their operations. Various sports have resumed in Germany, like Bundesliga. The returning of tennis though is being hailed by millions throughout the European Union, with Berlin being a notable location for the ATP Tournament.
Organizers behind “The 2020 Berlin Exhibition Tennis Tournament” have aimed Novak Djokovic & Alexander Zverev. These two men aren’t permitted to arrive at this tournament, with similar reactions from other exhibitions anticipated against Novak and Alexander. It follows after both men were seen partying in the Balkans, being shirtless & dancing with female attendees. Thousands of Balkan civilians were seen in the background.
This nightclub party was maintained after Novak Djokovic hosted the “Adria Tour”, which saw dozens of COVID-19 infections be sustained amongst tournament personnel & ticketholders. Multiple members in the Association of Tennis Professionals contracted COVID-19 as well, including Novak Djokovic & Alexander Zverev. New infections amongst ATP members included Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov, and Viktor Troicki.
Even after Alexander Zverev was confirmed negative & healed from the novel coronavirus, organizers with Berlin’s Exhibition Tennis Tournament pressured the ATP Athlete to withdraw his contention. An official statement from both parties claims that Alexander Zverev is self-isolating for precautionary purposes. That statement was proven false after paparazzi photographed Alexander at an undesignated party in Germany. It showed that Zverev hadn’t learned anything from his actions at the Adria Tour.
Edin Weindorfer is the Head Organizer for BETT 2020. He iterated that Alexander made more than one mistakes, aiming the selfish behaviour Zverev has displayed over the last month. It paints a poor picture of Germany to the international tennis community. His actions have caused for multiple ATP Athletes to backlash against Alexander, including Nick Krygios. Nick Krygios remarked that Alexander Zverev is selfish, alongside Novak Djokovic. Both men showed their lack of sympathy & maturity to the international community, which won’t be forgotten anytime soon. This extends tenfold towards Novak Djokovic & his refusal to be vaccinated for the novel coronavirus when their available later in 2021.
Supporters of Novak Djokovic are reeling with excitement after the #1 ATP Champion announced that both & himself have tested negative for COVID-19. Their announcement was promptly confirmed by the Djokovic Media Team, marking a turnaround period of ten days since Novak contracted the virus.
Novak Djokovic contracted COVID-19 after holding a tennis tournament in Serbia, where all social distancing requirements were lifted. Multiple attendees & athletes became infected with the coronavirus, with some immediate receiving attention. Others weren’t lucky enough for prompt medical services & it’s reported that some Serbian Civilians could’ve died from the fallout of this tournament. Matches were seen throughout Belgrade, Zadar, Croatia, and Serbia. Medical experts & investigators determining how many confirmed cases of coronavirus can be traced back to this tournament. Novak Djokovic could find himself being charged & arrested by Croatian Authorities, with a possible prison sentencing.
The Djokovic Media Team indicated that both the #1 ATP Champion & Jelena had survived their onslaught of coronavirus. Arrogance was measured in their remarks, with PR Reps indicating that neither of these individuals had symptoms associated with COVID-19. It was emphasized that both remained Self-Isolated at the Serbian Capital, with permission for their re-entry into society not granted until coronavirus tests kits indicated a negative reading.
Additional Cases & The Fallout
The Exhibition Tennis Series managed by Novak Djokovic had detrimental effects for the Serbian people, extending towards Croatian civilians as well. Reports indicated that four participants in this exhibition series had contracted the novel coronavirus. Named the Adria Tour Exhibition, Novak Djokovic claimed that matches would resume ASAP. Government officials enforced their governing powers & forced Djokovic to cancel all remaining events. It prompted the #1 ATP Tennis Professional to clarify that as an Anti-Vaccine Advocate, he’ll refuse the vaccine for coronavirus & allow his body to build the necessary cells to defend against this virus. Scientific minds knew that COVID-19 doesn’t work in this manner, that refusing the vaccine will ultimately lead to death.
Reports from European News Sources reveal that Serbia has experienced an influx of COVID-19 Infections since the Adria Tour Exhibition. This entertainment venue alongside many others in Serbia prompted the arrival of confirmed cases. Novak has shown zero empathy towards confirmed statistics.
The highest-rated tennis player worldwide announced earlier in May that he’d contracted COVID-19. This contraction of the virus that’s infected more than ten million worldwide comes after Novak Djokovic refused to abide by recommendations of international health experts. Most analysts in the international tennis community weren’t surprised with the reactions shown by Novak Djokovic, with the #1 ATP Athlete being active support of Anti-Vaccinations.
The professional tennis champion clarified that he’d not get a vaccine for coronavirus, citing concerns for government involvement & possible repercussions down the road. His foolishness has often been disregarded by the community. That disregard won’t be avoided after COVID-19. Novak Djokovic is the direct reason why dozens have contracted the novel coronavirus & possibly jumpstarted another outbreak of coronavirus in Croatia.
Multiple competitors competed in the “Adria Tour Exhibition Tournament”, which was hosted in the Balkan Region of Croatia. Those ATP Competitors included Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, and Viktor Troicki. It’s expected that multiple other professionals that played in this tournament also contracted COVID-19 but aren’t officially releasing the information. Amid the controversial stances that Novak Djokovic has, the ATP #1 Athlete still provided a formal statement regarding the Adria Tour Exhibition Tournament controversy. He remarked that immediately upon returning home to Belgrade, both Novak & Jelena Djokovic were tested. After being confirmed with the virus, their children were also tested & announced with a negative status.
The apologies remarked by Novak were minimal, with the champion mentioning his hope towards everyone’s health situation. It’d be remarkable if nobody that contracted the virus didn’t die from immediate or longstanding effects. When questioned on the possibility of being responsible for the deaths of Croatian Citizens or his fellow competitors, Novak showed minimal remorse. These actions will ultimately see Novak lose the respect of his ATP Coworkers.
It should be mentioned that the remaining events slated for the Adria Tour Exhibition Tournament have been cancelled. This decision was made by Novak Djokovic, who believed that by locating the competition to new countries, the virus could be avoided. It was the Association of Tennis Professionals who demanded Novak terminate these venues. Dealings between these two parties weren’t made public, but it’s suspected that severe punishment was threatened to Novak upon possible refusal.
Tennis supporters worldwide were shocked by the behaviour of their former champion, Novak Djokovic. He approved & permitted the lack of social distancing when competing at the Belgrade Tennis Club. Located on the Danube River in Serbia, this charity tennis tour was organized for the Djokovic Family. It showed a clear desperation for the former champion to resume professional tennis. When organizing this venue, Novak didn’t implement social distancing measures. Less than one hundred of the thousands that attended this charitable match were seen wearing face masks.
Medical experts now anticipate an influx of COVID-19 cases will be confirmed in the Danube River Region. ATP Members like Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer refused to participate in this charitable match. It forced Novak Djokovic to employ the assistance of Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Jelena Jankovic, and Grigor Dimitrov. Those that attended this charitable venue are expected to receive criticism for their actions over the next several days.
Novak Djokovic didn’t break any laws by maintaining a charitable tennis event. The Serbian Government lifted their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions after cases in their country dropped for zero. However, those cases have continued to rise over the last several days. Consumers in Serbia are entering retail locations again & coming across Asymptomatic Civilians that ultimately infect them. Governments like Serbia, and civilians like Novak Djokovic need to understand that restrictions must be implemented until a vaccine is released.
When questioned on his actions, Novak Djokovic defended himself by noting he isn’t the individual that makes the rules. The former champion believes that the government knows what’s right & wrong for civilian health, not 99% of the medical community worldwide. It shows the audacious behaviour of Novak that has slowly dwindled in reputation in the Association of Tennis Professionals. When asked what he’d do with being met by criticism, Novak confirmed he’d hold another venue to show Serbians their safe. His mindset is that of an egotistical adult that hasn’t faced severe odds. Novak Djokovic could find himself acquiring the novel coronavirus if continuing to hold these charitable venues.
Neca Dorokashvili has falsified claims regarding her former husband. Allegations remark that the wife of Nikoloz Basilashvili, the 27th Highest Ranked ATP Professional, was physically assaulted during their marriage. It prompted Nikoloz to be charged with Domestic Abuse by the Prosecutor’s Office of George. They demanded bail listed at $31,300.00 and reminded Basilashvili that he’d have to attend court by July 16th. It should be mentioned that Neca Dorokashvili charged her husband before Georgian Law Enforcement conducted their formal investigation. After court dates were officially released, a study was prompted.
Nikoloz Basilashvili released a formal statement regarding this matter through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The sentiments weren’t remarked directly from Nikoloz, as comments were read through his lawyers. Legal council for this ATP Professional mentioned that these claims are unsubstantiated, falsified, and unfounded based on no evidence. A detailed examination of this couple’s divorce in 2019 reveals that Neca Dorokashvili didn’t receive financial freedom from the courts. Some speculate that these falsified claims are meant to initiate a lawsuit that can garner additional finances.
Lawyers revealed that video evidence released to the Georgian Courts didn’t verify the allegations mattered by Neca Dorokashvili. His legal counsel firmly expects that all charges will be dropped, with court officials having no choice but to abide by formal legislation. Those investigating the evidence released to the Georgian Courts will be disappointed, with Georgia maintaining a system that favours woman over men. This is common worldwide & based on an outdated ideology.
Evidence Favouring Nikoloz Basilashvili
Nikoloz Basilashvili’s Legal Council remarked that those close with this couple during their messages had provided the courts with Texting Transcripts, Video Records, and Photographic Evidence. All information handed over favour Nikoloz Basilashvili over Neca Dorokashvili. Clarifying the history of this relationship through the media, Neca was always considered a swan song for the Georgian people.
It prompted insiders within the Georgian media to purposely create a false image of Nikoloz Basilashvili, which saw the overwhelming majority favour this young woman over one of their most notable athletes. What Nikoloz Basilashvili will do after this investigation is resolved is unknown, with most expecting that he’ll fight for full custody of their child & cut all contact with Neca Dorokashvili off.
Most sports analysts wouldn’t have anticipated that Roger Federer, the most notable tennis athlete worldwide, would become the highest-paid athlete in 2020. That’s precisely what’s happened though with the recent publication of “Forbes Highest Paid Athletes Worldwide”. This marks the 1st time that a tennis professional has acquired 1st place on this ranked system, with Federer earning $106.3 Million in May 2019.
Roger Federer was previously ranked 5th in the 2019 Edition of Forbes list, which was already the most critical position a tennis athlete had acquired. Lucrative sponsorship deals increased through 2020, with his appearance fees growing by $100 million. Roger Federer is now the 2nd athlete to accomplish the task of achieving these appearance fees, with Tiger Woods being the 1st. Federer represents multiple brands throughout the European Union, where his popularity is most influential. Those include Credit Suisse, Wilson, Rolex, and Mercedes Benz.
The Senior Editor of Forbes Magazine provided his thoughts on why Roger Federer defeated notable footballers like Ronaldo & Messi. Kurt Baden noted that the COVID-19 pandemic prompted reduced salaries for these famous athletes, with similar measures not imposed onto Roger Federer. That’s because tennis professionals represent themselves exclusively, similarly to how golfers like Tiger Woods are singular entities in their sport. This enables for dictated finances to be dependent on their delegations. Kurt Baden revealed that Federer would forever be remembered by his endorsement portfolio, an aspect that defines the careers of notable legends.
Additional Rankings for Tennis Pros
Roger Federer previously almost acquired 1st place on the Forbes Ranking System. He was positioned in 2nd during 2019, which is still considerably higher than opposing tennis players. When looking towards the positioned ranking acquired by Novak Djokovic, he was rated at twenty-three. Rafael Nadal stood four positions lower at 27, with Kei Nishikori following the tennis pros by ranking 40th. It should be noted that all these athletes earn 50% less than the appearance fees obtained by Federer. Novak maintains a 2019-20 salary of $44.6 million.
It should be mentioned that Roger Federer has donated a large percentage of his recently acquired wealth to COVID-19 relief aid. This tennis professional has taken a philanthropist approach towards his funds, ensuring that his wealth benefits thousands & not exclusively himself.
Professional Tennis isn’t likely to resume for a prolonged period. Multiple athletes connected to the Association of Tennis Professionals have expressed their concerns towards extended delays. This follows after the COVID-19 pandemic has begun entering its 2nd wave worldwide, which will prompt a significant degree of deaths. Individuals like Roger Federer isn’t willing to engage with professional tennis until the pandemic is concluded. Afterwards, he demands that fans be permitted to attend matches. That’s because Federer is concerned that the lack of live supporters will destroy the livelihood of tennis.
Roger Federer was questioned by online reporters on the potential of the ATP Tour resuming. All sports leagues have received this question after the German Bundesliga League restarted their operations. It prompted Spain’s La Liga to implement similar measures for June 12th, where is when supporters of Barcelona FC can see Lionel Messi compete against since March.
All sporting leagues entered a hiatus period during Mid-March, which is when the novel coronavirus infected nations worldwide after being an exclusive virus to China for weeks. Roger Federer welcomed the concept of a hiatus period, which followed after the Tennis Champion was informed; he had to recuperate from knee surgery for months. He would’ve lost essential points in the 2020 Championship if it wasn’t for this hiatus period. Some sports analysts question Federer’s motives, with there being the minor chance that Roger isn’t supporting the resumption of professional tennis for an increased healing period. The longer Federer can heal, the better chance he has at defeating Nadal this year.
Benefits for Federer
Roger Federer is infamously one of the most legendary Tennis athletes in history. He’s won more championships than the average competitor, prompting him to win countless trophies. It’s been noted that Federer has resumed his training for the 2020 season. It suits the former champion to remain in isolation training for a prolonged period. By holding off, Federer gains a unique advantage that most who receive injuries don’t. More information regarding Roger’s insight into the inevitable return of professional tennis will be seen through his social media accounts, like Instagram and Twitter.
The All England Tennis Club announced that the Wimbledon Championships would be cancelled for the 1st time since World War II. This follows after the increasing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, which has shut down the entire United Kingdom and forced drastic changes onto daily lives. Tennis professions worldwide have been expressing their sadness towards the announcement but agreed with protecting the overall community.
This announcement came as a significant blow against Roger Federer, who is losing opportunities to compete in Grand Slam Competitions. This is because of his ageing capabilities at thirty-eight. It should be noted that Federer has won eight of the twenty Grand Slam tournaments he’s participated in. Another notable athlete to express their disappointment to this announced closure was Coco Gauff. This sixteen-year-old champion rose to celebrity status after defeating Venus Williams at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. Gauff was slated to compete against Bianca Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams last year. These two young athletes competing against each other at Wimbledon would’ve been a memorable battle.
When it applies to Simona Halep, the winner of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, she won’t be provided with the opportunity to defend her title. This comes as a significant blow to Simona, who has lost numerous training and competing opportunities. It’ll force a decline in her skillsets, which could mean losing her championship status to other notable WTA athletes like Gauff or Andreescu.
This didn’t stop Simona Halep from providing a social media posting on the 2020 Wimbledon Closure. She expressed through Twitter her disappointment towards the cancellation, with her noting that 2019s championship victory will be one of the most memorable and happy days in her life. Halep mentioned that COVID-19 is bigger than Wimbledon and tennis, that lives could be lost forever, but Wimbledon will always return. Simona Halep did note that she plans to defend her title and win in 2021.
The final sentiments were expressed by Katie Boulter, who mentioned that the closure comes as a significant loss for her professional opportunities. She said that supporting the overall community is more critical and hopes her opportunities won’t be lost after 2020. This follows after Katie has continued to age and lose her skillsets against younger opponents.
Professional athletes worldwide have been donating substantial funds towards Covid-19 Relief or Research. The most recent include Roger Federer, one of the most infamous tennis players in the ATP. March 25th marked the date that this champion announced a $1.02 million donation to families in Switzerland. These families will have needed to been impacted by Covid-19. The announcement was prompted across multiple social media platforms run by Roger Federer.
Formal statements were provided through his social media accounts. Roger Federer noted that throughout these challenging and unprecedented times, nobody should be concerned about being left behind. That’s why I’ve personally decided, alongside my wife, to donate $1.02 Million towards the most affected families across Switzerland. The former champion expressed that their donation is just the beginning, and more will need to come forward. Since Switzerland is filled with numerous millionaires, it’s expected that they’ll recover financially and physically from Covid-19.
Covid-19 is becoming a pandemic across Switzerland, with more than 140+ citizens being killed for the novel coronavirus. John Hopkins University has been reviewing the outbreak in Switzerland, which has more than 10+ thousand confirmed cases. The potential for increased spreading and deaths are exponential in Switzerland. It should be noted that 19+ thousand have died worldwide, which is why nations globally are working towards eliminating this virus.
Additional Donations from Tennis Athletes
Simona Halep from the Women’s Tennis Association confirmed that she’d purchased a large volume of medical supplies for Romania healthcare workers. This announcement was made on March 17th, which assisted the local medical community in protecting themselves before Romania became a pandemic. Additional donations from tennis athletes include Bianca Andreescu, who auctioned her tennis gear during a coronavirus fundraiser. The Canadian athlete donated those funds to Canadian Healthcare Workers. John Isner, Caty McNally and Martina Hingis also made individual donations to fight against Covid-19.
None of the names mentioned above will play professional tennis until June 7th. This follows after both the Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association confirmed the postponement of both leagues amidst Covid-19. Instead of supporters waiting until May 2020 for a Grand Slam event, they’ll be waiting until September 2020.
One of the most influential players on professional tennis is struggling with her roads to recovery. This follows after Bianca Andreescu confirmed that she hasn’t returned to a 100% healthy playing condition, forcing her to miss out on upcoming events like the Indian Wells. Multiple supports in the tennis community have expressed their disappointment to this announcement, with Bianca being one of the most exciting players of the last two years. It was October 2019 that supports last saw Andreescu compete at the Indian Wells, where she provided severe competition to her opponents. Five months ago saw a substantial change for this woman, with her experiencing a left-knee injury during the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China.
Bianca Andreescu spoke with reporters through ESPN Tennis. The young Canadian superstar expressed that she’d stepped oddly during a return swing at the WTA Finals. She immediately heard her left-knee crack, with it then being bent inwards. Bianca noted that athletes must listen to their body and understand when it’s reached the maximum limit. This is precisely what Bianca accomplished at that moment, retreating from the court and requesting immediate medical attention. Doctors believe that Andreescu would’ve never played again if she hadn’t implemented this direct strategy.
The Tennis Superstar didn’t anticipate that the road to recovery would be longer than six months. It’s prompting for increasing frustration with this woman, who wants to defend her title and prove that she’s still capable of competing on the professional level. Multiple sporting analysts believe that this left-knee injury will create immeasurable faults in her skillsets, forcing Bianca’s career to be over before it truly began.
The Chances of Returning
The Head Coach for Bianca Andreescu expressed that this young woman doesn’t want to stop. Both Sylvain Bruneau and Bianca Andreescu have been completing her regular training routines throughout the last month. That mean’s they’ve begun re-training this Canadian for her re-emittance into professional tennis. Unfortunately, there isn’t any confirmation when this return will be confirmed. It should be noted that Bianca Andreescu is the most recent competitor to defeat both Venus and Serena Williams, with the Canadian’s performance considered one of the best in tennis history.