Novak Djokovic: Wife Jelena says ‘nothing dodgy’ about Paris Masters drink

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There was nothing “dodgy” about a drink prepared for Novak Djokovic during Saturday’s Paris Masters semi-final win, says his wife Jelena.

A video showing Djokovic’s physio Ulises Badio mixing a drink while being shielded by his team has been viewed 15 million times on social media.

Jelena Djokovic wrote on Twitter: “I don’t see anything dodgy.”

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Serb Djokovic, who beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas before losing in Sunday’s final, has not commented.

The 21-time Grand Slam champion, who was seeking a record-extending seventh title at the Paris Masters, held off a spirited Tsitsipas fightback to win 6-2 3-6 7-6 (7-4).

He lost in three sets to 19-year-old Dane Holger Rune in the final.

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The video led to questions on social media about what was in the mixture and why Djokovic’s team were attempting to hide it.

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Jelena Djokovic said: “I see people trying to be private about their business in a world where everyone feels like they have every right to point a camera at you whenever they want. Apparently, wanting/trying to be private makes you dodgy nowadays.

“He will talk when he is ready to talk. Sit a bit in silence. Mind yourself more. Not everything you see is controversial. It could be private. Is that allowed?”

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Djokovic, who is an advocate of alternative health care, was seen inhaling a powder during his victory over Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon final in June.

Djokovic later described it as a “magic potion”, saying: “It’s going to come out as one of the supplement, let’s say, lines that I’m doing right now with drink and a few other things.”

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