Novak Djokovic’s wife has tried to quash internet speculation about the mysterious contents of a drinks bottle he consumed at the Paris Masters last Saturday.
Ulises Badio, who is a physiotherapist to the Wimbledon champion, was caught on camera appearing to add something to a yellow plastic container that the Serbian later drank from during his semi-final win in the French capital.
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The video went viral on social media and has been watched 15 MILLION times on Twitter.
But Damian Reilly – whose retweet on Sunday instigated the huge online traffic – described the incident as “amazingly dodgy” because Djokovic’s team tried desperately to shield their actions from nearby fans.
There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by Djokovic or his camp but there have been calls for an explanation from the 20-time Grand Slam champion about what exactly he was drinking, The Sun reports.
Djokovic, 35, was not asked about the post by the media following his final defeat to Danish teen Holger Rune.
It is likely he will be quizzed when he plays at the ATP Finals in Turin, which begin on Sunday.
But wife Jelena said: “(Novak) will talk when he is ready to talk.
“This whole nonsense about making people speak about something they aren’t ready because others are inpatient is absurd.
“Sit a bit in silence. Mind yourself more. Not everything you see is controversial. It could be private. Is that allowed?”
During this summer’s Wimbledon Championships, another video emerged online of Djokovic appearing to inhale from a bottle at a changeover.
Asked to clear up what he was doing, the Serbian laughed that it was simply a “magic potion”.
Asked again for clarification following his final victory over Nick Kyrgios on Center Court, Djokovic replied: “You will find out soon but not so soon.
“It’s going to come out as one of the supplement lines that I’m doing right now with drink and few other things, sports drinks etc. It will come out there.
“You’ll try it and you’ll let me know how it feels. You might win Wimbledon…”
SunSport understands that neither the ATP – the governing body of men’s tennis – nor the International Tennis Integrity Agency plan to investigate the actions of Djokovic’s team.
It is understood they have no intention to ask for an explanation from seven-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic or Badio.
This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.