Novak Djokovic is headed towards victory at Wimbledon, but retired tennis player and renowned loudmouth Joe McEnroe claims that secrets in his personal life could be sending him towards a Tiger Woods-style breakdown!
McEnroe made the bombshell allegation in an interview with The Telegraph this week.
"Djokovic had some off-court issues with the family," McEnroe alleged. "That's going to throw you. If you're distracted, you're not the same player. The person that comes to mind immediately with Novak is not a tennis player, it's actually a golfer: Tiger Woods."
'When Woods had the issues with his wife and then he seemed to go completely off the rails and has never been even close to being the same player," McEnroe continued. "So we're starting to say: 'Wait a minute, is this possible with him?' I think there's a big difference, one is the age, but two the health. I think this isn't a physical thing, this is more a mental thing."
Serbian papers have claimed for years that Djokovic and his wife are having marriage issues.
The 12-time Grand Slam winner was spotted leaving a Los Angeles bar with actress Deepika Padukone last March. In addition, Djokovic and wife, Jelena were caught on camera getting into an argument during a Facebook live video in February.
"I am in a position, like everybody else, like all of you, we all have private issues and things that are more challenges than issues," Djokovic said in response to the rumors.
"More things that we have to encounter and overcome in order to evolve as a human being. That Wimbledon was the period for me. It happened right there. It was resolved and life is going on like everything else."
"It was some other thing I was going through privately and nothing linked to the wrist injury," he admitted.
Djokovic married wife, Jelena, 31, in 2014. The couple have been together for over a decade and have a son, Stefan, 4. They are expecting their second child this fall.
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