Quarrel with far-reaching consequences
Nebojsa Viskovic speaks with Serbian passion about his fellow countryman Djokovic, but he does not want to know anything about chauvinism. In fact, Viskovic once got into trouble with the Djokovic family.
“I was commenting from the studio in Belgrade in 2008 at a game between Djokovic and Nadal in Hamburg when all of a sudden Djokovic’s father stormed into the booth with an emphatic request if I would comment a little more pro-Novak,” Viskovic says.
“I was surprised. He then complained to my employer RTS (the Serbian public broadcaster, ed.) And partly because of his influence I was suddenly not allowed to comment on Djokovic’s parties. I immediately quit my job at RTS.”
“Incidentally, father Djokovic and I made up again a few years later. The event did not influence my professional relationship with Novak in those years either.”
Novak Djokovic: Perhaps the biggest one day, but never the most popular
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