The United States Open continues to lose an onslaught of competitors, which follows after organizers have refused to implement severe COVID-19 Protocols. This places athletes at substantial jeopardy for their health, with the United States of America having the worst infection standards of COVID-19. It’s been announced that another athlete is leaving the competition, with this being Bianca Andreescu from Canada. She is following the lead of Rafael Nadal & multiple others, who have withdrawn from competing against concerns for the coronavirus.
An official statement was released by the Canadian Tennis Professional, who has become one of the Woman’s Tennis Association’s most popular contenders. Standing at twenty years of age, Bianca Andreescu remarked that after discussions with her family members & training staff, it’d been determined that attending New York City for the United States Open isn’t possible in 2020. She emphasized that this decision was challenging & that going forward, her efforts will be put towards match fitness. Bianca hopes that this will enable her to return under the Woman’s Tennis Association as a stronger & fiercer contender.
Bianca Andreescu evoked that the 2019 US Open marked her career-high, becoming the victory over the WTA Division. She noted that not attending this year is heartbroken but that nobody could’ve anticipated these unforeseen circumstances. Bianca guaranteed her supported that the pandemic hasn’t compromised her capabilities to compete & prepare for difficult challenges, that this decision will also assist with fully healing her recent knee injuries.
The Notability of Bianca’s Decision
Selecting not to attend the United States Open in 2020 shows that Bianca Andreescu is taking a stand against organizing. These individuals aren’t employing strong measures to ensure the curving of infection with COVID-19. Bianca is located in Ontario, which is hours away from New York City & wouldn’t have been hard to attend with government permission. It’s now unknown when Bianca Andreescu will compete against in the Woman’s Tennis Association, with most events postponed or cancelled for 2020. It should be mentioned that Bianca also removed herself from contention in the Credit One Bank Invitational, which would’ve occurred in the hot zone of Charleston, South Carolina.
Novak Djokovic has once again proven himself an ignorant & foolish man, making demands onto the United States Open that cannot be met. Djokovic is demanding that US Open Organizers make specific exemptions to himself & twenty other players he’s inducted. These exemptions would permit Djokovic the right to traverse local regions & tourist locations in America during the US Open. His reported statements noted that if these exemptions aren’t guaranteed in writing, then all twenty players would boycott the United States Open.
Other players have exited from the US Open, including Rafael Nadal & Ashleigh Barty. Their reasoning is the opposite to Novak Djokovic though, with these two ATP Professionals exiting the tournament for safety insurances & respect towards hundreds of thousands of lives lost in America. Novak Djokovic doesn’t feel similar sentiments towards the American people, which is to be expected. Novak risked an outbreak is his home nation by holding the Adria Tour, which resulted in numerous infections of COVID-19. Novak Djokovic himself was infected with the virus but hasn’t learned his lesson.
Novak demanding exemptions to travel New York City during the US Open is shocking. This city was the epicentre of COVID-19 for months on a worldwide scale, with those who were previously infected with the virus being drastically at risk of having the virus resurface. These twenty stars & Novak Djokovic claim that there are mental difficulties to overcome with travel quarantines. That excuse is minor in comparison to ATP Professionals experiencing another outbreak & potentially losing their lives.
Djokovic has also demanded that the US Open allow him to be exempted from the 14-Day Isolation Period required under travel quarantine restrictions. This man believes himself to be immune from COVID-19 after surviving the virus, which isn’t remotely how coronavirus infects the system. There’ve been individuals that have contracted the virus several days, being hospitalized for months on end.
It’s known that the Association of Tennis Professionals, United States Tennis Association, and ATP Players Council have held a “Secret Meeting” over the demands issued by Novak Djokovic. Inside sources emphasized that Djokovic didn’t receive the desired outcome, with some believing his needs & threats were a bluff. That’s because Novak hasn’t announced his removal from the US Open, neither have the Top ATP 20. Djokovic was likely trying another one of his failed power moves.
The United States Open has officially lost two of their most notable competitors following the COVID-19 Pandemic. This includes Ashleigh Barty & Nick Krygios, with Barty being the 1st to announce her removal from the tournament formally. Both competitors feel that their health & safety are at jeopardy by attending the competition, which is a genuine reality for all athletic personnel worldwide, proven through Major League Baseball & Major League Soccer.
Nick Krygios was the 2nd to announce his formal removal from the 2020 US Open, making the confirmation through Instagram. He’d express that his attendance at Arthur Ashe Stadium wouldn’t be possible, remarking that this decision hurts him at his core & wishes he could compete in one of Tennis’s most famous arenas. He’d then incentivize that his decision comes to stand alongside the thousands of Americans & Australians that’ve been subjugated to remain indoors. Krygios believes athletic personnel shouldn’t be any different and shouldn’t be forced to risk their lives.
The ATP Top Contender would clarify that he doesn’t take any issue with the “United States Tennis Association” from moving forward, with Nick Krygios understanding the need for ATP Competitors to work during the Pandemic. He’d note that the desire to keep jobs for global populations is severely wanted by himself, but that billions worldwide are losing their careers, that it’s only fair for athletic personnel to wait-out this Pandemic as well. It’s a 50/50 situation for Nick Krygios.
The Australian Tennis Player has been one of few in the “Association of Tennis Professionals” to make outspoken statements towards fellow peers that disobeyed COVID-19 protocols. Nick Krygios verbally assaulted the likes of Novak Djokovic, Borna Coric, and Grigor Dimitrov for attending the Adria Tour. This tournament would result in numerous contracting of the coronavirus, forcing Nick Krygios to remark that these men made a boneheaded decision.
International tennis communities haven’t seen Nick Krygios since Acapulco 2020 in February, which saw an unexpected retirement after a prior left wrist injury became inflamed. It’s not known why Krygios will compete next in the “Association of Tennis Professionals”, risking his placement in the league standings.
After becoming an enemy within his respective sport, Novak Djokovic is refusing to retire from professional tennis. Confirmation on the continuation of ATPs #1 Player came from his head coach, Severin Luthi. Details on Novak’s position towards retirement wasn’t clarified by Severin & left to speculation, with most believing Djokovic will retire after another stint at the Olympics. That’d mean a departure after Summer 2021.
Novak Djokovic has lost the respect of an international community, which follows after hosting the Adria Tennis Tour Expo. Multiple civilians in Belgrade & Serbia were infected with the novel coronavirus following this exposition. It’s because Novak Djokovic chose nations that weren’t maintaining social distancing requirements. The tennis professional allowed guests, players, and on-site personnel not to wear face masks.
This would prove detrimental for Novak Djokovic & the ATP #1 would contract the coronavirus himself. No lessons were learned after contracting the deadliest virus seen in 75+ years, with Djokovic clarifying he’d never get the Vaccine & still stands with the Anti-Vaxxers worldwide. He’d never apologize for infecting others with the virus or putting their lives in jeopardy, which has turned the public mindset against Djokovic.
When the world community requested that the Adria Tennis Tour Expo be terminated after confirmed infections, Novak Djokovic responded by establishing the tournament would return by Mid-August. This has become the normal behaviour of ATPs #1, who grows angry whenever requested to abide by any societal standard. The ignorance level associated with this Serbian will inevitably destroy his career, which can be changed with minor readjustments.
Multiple athletes in the Association of Tennis Professionals have demanded that Novak Djokovic retire immediately. Severin Luthi responded to those sentiments for Djokovic, remarking that Novak has ambitions to win another Grand Slam & Gold Medal. Severin noted that Djokovic wouldn’t stop competing until those goals are obtained. Novak should prepare himself for the next return, though, with sentiments & compassionate responses towards the ATP #1 expected to be minimal. It’s hard to accept someone when their foolishness directly resulted in someone losing their life, something that Novak hasn’t even acknowledged or apologized for publicly. It’s disconcerting behaviour that must be addressed by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
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.