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Novak Djokovic did not break pointers with Kosovo message, says world tennis physique

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Novak Djokovic’s assertion on the French Open that “Kosovo is the heart of Serbia” did not violate any pointers on account of the Grand Slam rulebook does not ban political statements, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) talked about on Wednesday.

The world amount three wrote the message on a digital digital camera lens after his first-round victory on Monday, the similar day that 30 NATO peacekeeping troops had been harm in clashes with Serb protesters inside the Kosovo metropolis of Zvecan – the place Djokovic’s father grew up.

Kosovo’s tennis federation on Tuesday accused Djokovic of aggravating an already tense state of affairs, suggestions echoed by the Kosovo Olympic Committee earlier on Wednesday.

The ITF, the governing physique of world tennis, talked about it had acquired and acknowledged a letter from the Kosovo tennis federation and had forwarded it to “the relevant Grand Slam authority”.

“Rules for player conduct at a Grand Slam event are governed by the Grand Slam rulebook, administered by the relevant organiser and regulator. There is no provision in this that prohibits political statements,” an ITF spokesperson talked about in an emailed assertion.

Djokovic is in movement shortly Wednesday when he takes on Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics.