Feliciano Lopez wasn’t impressed at all with what has happened during the Adria Tour, however, he thinks that it is unfair to give the entire blame to Novak Djokovic.
The Adria Tour was the brainchild of the Serbian champion. Unfortunately, Novak was carried away a bit too much by the enthusiasm. Nevertheless, if Feliciano acknowledges that Nole could have managed things better, the Spaniard also stressed the fact that at the end of the day he didn’t act against the local regulations.
“The country’s politicians, the health authorities, who allow them to hold an event of 4,000 people without masks in the stands, also have a very large part of the responsibility for what has happened,” said the Spaniard.
Also, Feliciano added that public gatherings happened also in other sports in Serbia and that wasn’t great for the image of the country.
“Outside of what the tournament is, they have also made football matches or parties that are avoidable and could have been done differently. I think in Serbia they have allowed them to do an event that did not give out the image that it should have,” he commented.
Novak Djokovic in 2020
Now ranked no.1, the Serbian played his last match on the 29th of February when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the final in Dubai to win his 79th career title.
At present, this year Djokovic has a 18-0 win-loss record. The Serbian clinched 2 titles in 2020 at the Australian Open and in Dubai.
Feliciano Lopez in 2020
Currently the world no.56, Lopez played his last match on the 4th of March when he was defeated by Aleksandar Vukic 6-3 3-6 6-3 in the 2nd round of the Monterrey Challenger.
Novak Djokovic and Feliciano Lopez played each other 10 times. The head to head is 9-1 for Djokovic. The last time that they played, Novak Djokovic won 6-4 7-5 in the 3rd round in Madrid (Mutua Madrid Open) in May 2017.
Novak Djokovic and Feliciano Lopez
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