Friday, 28 January 2011

Serbian troubles continue - Novak no to India Tie

Novak Djokovic is busy winning Down Under but at home, politicking continues between his father and Serbian federation president Bobo Zivojinovic.

Last year, Srdjan Djokovic announced he would be fielding candidates for election to the board of the federation, an attempt to get support to build a national tennis centre. But despite such efforts, Zivojinovic was re-elected as president of the federation this week. He promised to focus "all our efforts towards building the National Tennis Centre."

Zivojinovic also said that Novak would not play the opening round of Davis Cup this year, having led the team to victory last season. The decision was about scheduling, not politics, insisted Zivonjinovic.

"Novak will be missing from the Davis Cup team for the tie against India as he will be preparing for the US tour which he played really poorly two years ago," said the newly re-elcted president. " Also, there is no need to have a player like him on the team. We can do without him against India. I have no doubt this has nothing to do with Djokovic snubbing me and refusing to play for the Davis Cup team.”


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