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Djokovic family owns a tournament now

Postby Forehand_lob on Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:14 am

I don't know if anyone heard this, but this was on Cronin's site:

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Good for Novak Djokovic and his family for negotiating to buy the rights to Amersfoot and moving it to Serbia next year, but where did they get the money? The family must have some backers, because even though Djokovic has earned $8.7 million on court and likely another couple of million off court, the tournament probably went for at least $1.5 million or so, a nice chunk of change. Given that Djokovic supports his entire family (their pizza and pancake restaurant in Serbia can't being raking in the dough), it's hard to believe he's going at it on his own. If the ATP approves the deal, the tournament will be held in May.
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http://www.tennisreporters.net/djokovic ... 01508.html
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Re: Djokovic family owns a tournament now

Postby tennisontherocks on Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:59 am

So this means both the kid bros are guaranteed wild cards, even if they suck and no one with good H2H against Novak will be allowed to enter :)

considering how popular tennis is in serbia right now and absence of any decent dutch player, this is a good move. I just hope that the family does not end up killing their golden goose in the process.
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