The confinement is causing multiple confessions of elite athletes through videos live on Instagram. In this new mode of ‘interviews’ between stars of the sport, there is a sincerity that perhaps would not come about on a television set or in front of a microphone.
One of the most striking is the responsibility of the tennis world. Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic did a live stream together and the extenista Russian asked the number 1 in the world if you ever he had played under the influence of alcohol.
“It was in 2011. Winning Wimbledonto fulfill all my dreams. I traveled (for Davis Cup) and I was with the team, but asked not to play any official match this weekend in which Serbia played against Sweden. In the end I took out to play the doubles on Saturday. In that game, let’s say that I did not see the ball clearly. Let’s leave it there“acknowledged Djokovic.
In parallel, both remembered the time in which it agreed for the first time: “We met at an exhibition event, we were both very young. I don’t know if in that time you’ve already won a tournament, was at an event in La Quinta, Indian Wells. We played a double joint and you said that if ganabas we would have that dinner together. You’ve won and then I realized that really what you said seriously, so I ended up going to a japanese restaurant that night”.
Far from that was a kind of appointment, Djokovic made it clear that it seemed more like a meetup with a “fan”: “You were with an old webcam and you asked the waiter that we take a photo. And here we are now. I believe that one day you comportaste as a fan“.
On the other hand, Sharapova explained the reason for his withdrawal this past month of February: “These last two years my strength of will was a brake in my physical statein my body. I suffered a lot physically, I thought they were potholes that I could overcome, was looking for any way to do this, but was still suffering on the track. My father asked me if I wanted to go with him to play a little tennis, and he responded that no, that’s what I was thinking. There were things that were part of me, but no longer felt the same for example, when I was going to the basement, and I started with the stationary bike, I thought that what I was doing”.