Wednesday 17 July 2019 ,
Wednesday 17 July 2019 ,
Latest News
  • Ecnec clears 8 projects involving Tk 5,142 cr
  • Ershad’s 4th namaz-e-janaza held in Rangpur
  • HSC, equivalent results tomorrow
  • Ensure paddy procurement directly from farmers: Minister
  • Flood situation turns worse in five districts
  • Supply of sacrificial animals adequate: Number of cattle goes down by 1.5 lakh from last year
  • Rohingya crisis: ICC team in city
  • Rifat's wife Minni interrogated
  • ‘Drug trader’ killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’
22 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 21 March, 2019 10:18:12 PM
Print

Djokovic plays down rift with Federer, Nadal

AFP, Miami
Djokovic plays down rift with Federer, Nadal
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic played down a reported rift with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on Wednesday, saying he welcomed their views on the controversial ousting of ATP Chairman Chris Kermode. Federer and Nadal ripped top-ranked Djokovic, current president of the ATP Player Council, for failing to contact them over the decision to terminate Englishman Kermode, whose reign began in 2014 and concludes at year's end after a vote at Indian Wells earlier this month.

Serbian star Djokovic vociferously pushed for change despite many within the game strongly advocating for Kermode to remain in charge. Federer said Wednesday he was not “chasing” Djokovic for an explanation despite claiming at Indian Wells it was “hard to understand” why Djokovic turned down a request to discuss the situation. Djokovic, however, maintains he would welcome the input of the Swiss and Spanish legends.

“We welcome them as well as anyone else who wants to join the political discussions,” Djokovic said ahead of the ATP Miami Open, where he is due to begin play Friday.

“The player council is only part of the structure. We are not part of the board or deciding anything. We are in consultation and collaboration with player board representatives.

“Federer and Nadal have been icons of our sport for so many years and their opinions are extremely important to everyone. If they want to be active and part of it, either officially or unofficially, I think it's only positive for us.

“I saw Roger today. We were cutting the ribbon at the opening of the center court. We had a small chat but there was no time to talk about the political stuff. Hopefully we will have time in the next few days to go through some things.”

Nadal stressed the decision to make a change at the top of the ATP was so big that everyone should have been consulted, raising the chance of a major fall-out between the three stars.

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 48.8%
No 47.2%
No Comment 4.0%
Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
010203040506
07080910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting