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REPORTS: Novak Djokovic Breaks Lockdown Rules in Spain–All You Need To Know–

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Novak Djokovic

World No.1 Novak Djokovic appears to break the confinement rules in Spain as he hit the tennis court on Monday amid strictly imposed lockdown in the country.

 

 
Spain has allowed the professional athletes in the country to train by themselves or with their coach. However, the country has still imposed a ban on the players using the sports facilities until at least next week with the exception of training centers for teams in professional leagues in sports such as football.

Novak Djokovic

“So happy to play on clay” – Novak Djokovic
Despite the ban, Djokovic went to one of the tennis clubs in the coastal city of Marbella, where he is reportedly staying during the coronavirus lockdown. He also posted a video on Instagram showing him exchanging shots with a hitting partner. “So happy to play on clay. Well, just for a bit with my phone in the hands,” Djokovic wrote.

Novak Djokovic holds trophy

The Spanish tennis federation released a statement on Monday stating that professional players in Spain were allowed to exercise by themselves or with a coach, but not on a tennis court. The federation also revealed that it would work on a set of guidelines to inform players and clubs about what they would be permitted to do from next week. It is still unclear if Djokovic is subjected to fines if he is confirmed to break the lockdown rules in the country.

Novak Djokovic

Earlier, Novak Djokovic revealed that he initially struggled to train due to the uncertainty surrounding when tennis can resume. “For us tennis players it is important that the calendar is clear.

Novak Djokovic

Officially it is July 13, many people say it is difficult we will start again on that day. For me, it is important to have a routine, I cannot keep on waiting for that day. I train every day at the gym, I run at home, I play with my kids and this is also hard work,” he said.

Djokovic might be eager to start training on the tennis court. However, we hope that the 17-time Grand Slam champion is abiding by the lockdown rules.