Novak Djokovic news: Martina Navratilova slams Djokovic and urges him to ‘go home’

Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova has slammed World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for his careless actions following his positive PCR test.

Djokovic released a statement on Wednedday confirming he attended at least one event after being informed he tested positive for Covid-19 on December 16th and he also admitted he attended an interview with L’Equipe after being informed of his positive test.

In his post, Djokovic also admitted to making an “error of judgement” by attending an interview with a French journalist while Covid positive, while he also said he attended a children’s tennis event the day after being tested for Covid-19.

Now 18-time Navratilova voiced her opinion on the events after the Serbian 20-time slam champion released a statement, she on Thursday tweeted ‘not acceptable’.

“The best thing for Novak to do I think would be just say ‘you know what, there are too many mistakes, this is not OK and the right thing to do is just to go home,” she said on Thursday.

“It’s just the right thing to do, but I don’t think he will do that because he wants that 21st title.

“The biggest mistake was that Novak did that photoshoot after he knew he was positive. It just doesn’t make sense.

“For him to do that photoshoot because he didn’t want to disappoint somebody … are you kidding me?

“I would be staying home and you couldn’t pull me out of the house for anything.”

The Czech/American legend is among other tennis stars who heavily criticize Djokovic’s behavior in the events of the last two weeks, others are Portuguese player Joao Sousa who branded Djokovic ‘a bit selfish’ for arriving at the Australian Open unvaccinated and says it is tough to accept.

Meanwhile, Djokovic has been included in the Australian Open official draw although uncertainty remains about whether the government will cancel his visa for a second time.