Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena insists his ‘magic potion’ is not ‘dodgy’ in the wake of a viral video which showed his physio mixing a secret drink for the grand slam champion during final of Paris Masters
- Novak Djokovic’s wife has leapt to his defence over a viral video
- Djokovic’s physio mixed a ‘magic potion’ for the tennis ace at Paris Masters
- Video clip went viral with many fans claiming the incident looked suspicious
Novak Djokovic’s wife has hit out at online speculation surrounding his on-court energy drinks.
During the Paris Masters semi-finals, the Serb’s support team were captured on video furtively mixing drinks up and having bottles taken to him on court at changeovers. They then shielded what they were doing after noticing the filming.
During Wimbledon he could be seen inhaling powder from a bottle, which he called a ‘magic potion’.
Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat to Danish teenager Holger Rune in the Paris Masters final on Sunday night, but it’s been a video of his physiotherapist mixing (pictured handing the drink to a ball girl) a drink during his semi-final clash that’s really got fans talking
While Djokovic (pictured) was on court against Rune, a video from his semi-final match against Stéfanos Tsitsipas was going viral on Twitter that showed his physiotherapist, Ulises Badio, preparing a mystery drink for the Serbian
But Jelena Djokovic denied any wrong-doing was going on. ‘I don’t see anything dodgy,’ she said. ‘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.’
In Glasgow, Great Britain face an early elimination from the Billie Jean King Cup after losing their first group match to Kazakhstan.
A ball girl (pictured) takes the mystery drink to the 21-time Grand Slam winner
With Emma Raducanu absent, Katie Boulter and Harriet Dart lost. And GB could now go out as soon as tonight if Kazakhstan beat Spain today in their group.
Boulter went down 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to Yulia Putinitseva before Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina beat Dart 6-1, 6-4.
Boulter said the expected move of Wimbledon to allow coloured underwear will be well received. ‘I do think it helps,’ she said.
Novak Djokovic Pictured) sparked confusion about his bizarre drink habit during Wimbledon when he appeared to inhale a substance out of a bottle during a match