- Novak Djokovic has once again made headlines for his foray into controversial geopolitics.
- More than 30 peacekeepers were injured in clashes with ethnic Serbs in Kosovo on the same day Djokovic spoke to reporters about the region.
- This is not the first time Djokovic has courted controversy, and his comments on the matter have sparked debate.
Tennis champion Novak Djokovic has once again made headlines for his foray into controversial geopolitics. On Tuesday, a NATO-led mission in Kosovo saw more than 30 peacekeepers injured in clashes with ethnic Serbs.
The mission, KFOR, reported that 11 Italian soldiers and 19 Hungarian ones sustained multiple injuries, including fractures and burns from improvised explosive incendiary devices. Three Hungarian soldiers were also wounded by the use of firearms, though their injuries are not life-threatening.
The violence occurred on the same day that Djokovic spoke to reporters about Kosovo after his Round 1 match at the French Open in Paris. The Serbs had attempted to take over the offices of one of the municipalities in northern Kosovo where ethnic Albanian mayors took up their posts last week.
This is not the first time Djokovic has courted controversy. In January, he defended his father, who appeared in videos during the Australian Open. He also made headlines for his decision not to be vaccinated against COVID-19, which saw him barred from multiple championships around the world.
The situation in Kosovo remains tense, with the NATO-led mission continuing to monitor the situation. Djokovic’s comments on the matter have sparked debate, with many questioning his involvement in such a sensitive issue.