LONDON – Latvian tennis player Ernests Gulbis said that Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has changed since his money struck him in the head.
Gulbis used to be a friend of the world’s best tennis player, and even used to say Novak inspired him to work more and better. However, Latvian changed his story how.
“I don’t like Novak. We know each other since I was 12. Then he was a normal guy. Djokovic annoys me. I simply cannot stand people like him, who completely change when they touch fame and money. This can be seen in his eyes, he has a different look,” said Gulbis and added:
“Djokovic used to be a normal person, but today he and I have nothing in common. Money and success have struck him in the head. I really don’t like that kind of people. These are people without a true character. Are there other examples? Of course there are. I am the one. I left unchanged no matter what happens around me.”
Gulbis is currently 36th player in the world. In his career he played five times against Djokovic, and celebrated only once in 2009 in Brisbane. Other four matches were won by Novak, which probably led to the frustration of the Latvian tennis player.
This is not the first time Gulbis attacked Djokovic. Latvian said in May that Novak is a boring player and that he gives uninteresting statements and interviews. Gulbis is otherwise the son of a famous Latvian tycoon.