‘This is a great man’ – Novak Djokovic praised after second huge donation to help fight coronavirus
Novak Djokovic has donated a further €1million to fight the coronavirus pandemic, this time to the Bergamo region of Italy.
Djokovic had already made a contribution to the fight in Serbia, but has now shown his generosity once again by reaching out to help the worst-hit region in Italy.
Bergamo has suffered over 20,000 deaths related to the coronavirus – the most anywhere in Europe.
“We have received important donations from abroad and this has struck me,” Assembergs told Sky Italia.
“What has impressed me is that of Novak Djokovic, number one in world tennis, who has already made great donations for Serbia, his country, having heard the news of Lombardy and the province of Bergamo wanted to think of us too.
“For me this is a great man, I hope to be able to embrace (thank) him tomorrow.” Sky Italia quoted Assembergs as saying.
Djokovic has a tremendous affiliation with Italy, particularly the Italian Open in Rome where he won his first Masters title aged just 20.
“Rome is a second home. Because I feel like I am Italian,” Djokovic explained last year.
“I see it: people look at me with positive energy.
“And I feel that on court and in the city with all its history. Then I have many friends who I knew over the last 15 years.”
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