LONDON – Novak Djokovic warmed up for the defence of his Wimbledon title not on the practice courts, but locked away for seven hours in a stuffy meeting room discussing the politics of tennis.
As well as being the world number one and the holder of 15 Grand Slam titles, the 32-year-old is president of the ATP Player Council.
It’s a powerful representative body which also occasionally pits player against player.
“I think in any industry, having seven-hour meetings regularly is unacceptable because it’s not efficient,” said Djokovic on Saturday.
“There was one that happened last night, which went on post-midnight and started 5:00pm.”