Djokovic criticizes press reaction to ATP Player Council decisions

Djokovic criticizes press reaction to ATP Player Council decisions

Djokovic is perceived as being highly influential in selecting the player Board members elected by the Council, and in the CEO vote by the player representatives on the Board.

In Rome, Novak Djokovic criticized the press for the amount of scrutiny he's received as president of the ATP Player Council, saying he's just one of 10 members making decisions.

Djokovic is perceived as being highly influential in selecting the player representatives on the board, and in the CEO vote by those same representatives. But the Serb says he should not be individually identified with such decisions.

"I feel that I've been exposed way too much for being president of the council, having that role," Djokovic said. "Everyone holds me accountable for everything that happens in tennis at the moment, which I think it's unfair. 

"I'm not the only one there [the Player Council]. If someone wants to understand the way the structure works, then he wouldn't be having that kind of approach."

Djokovic added that he was not referring to the accuracy of specific stories, but the framing of the issues.

"Some of them are correct, some are not," he said. "I just feel like the way we go about things, there's a lack of respect. One guy, putting all the pressure on him."

The ATP Player Council is currently selecting a new board member.