Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena hits back at critics of ‘dodgy’ drink video

Bottoms up: Novak Djokovic  (Getty Images)
Bottoms up: Novak Djokovic (Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic’s wife has hit out at accusers at the Paris Masters denying there was anything “dodgy” in the drink that was secretly mixed up for him by his team.

Footage emerged during the tournament of his team making up a drink for him during a match and then collectively blocking the camera view when they realised they were being filmed.

A tweet of the clip went viral but Djokovic’s wife, Jelena, rejected there was any wrongdoing.

She said in response: “I don’t see anything dodgy. In fact, I see people trying to be private about their business in a world where everyone feels they have every right to point a camera at you. Apparently, trying to be private makes you dodgy nowadays.”

After someone asked why he did not reveal what was in the drink, which was handed to him on court after being mixed, his wife said: “He will talk when he is ready to talk.

“This whole nonsense about making people speak about something that are not ready because others are impatient is absurd.

“Sit a bit in silence. Mind yourself more. Not everything you see is controversial. It could be private. Is that allowed?”