Novak Djokovic has expressed his solidarity with all the people affected and impacted by the tragic earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. In the early hours of Monday, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria.
According to the latest reports, the death toll in Turkey has skyrocketed to 5,894. In Syria, 1,932 have tragically lost their lives. Unfortunately, the death toll is feared to exceed 20,000. «Lord, protect people and give them health (praying emoji),» Djokovic wrote on his Instagram story.
On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency in the earthquake-affected areas. «We have decided to declare a state of emergency to ensure that operations are carried out quickly. We are facing one of the biggest catastrophes not only in the history of the Turkish republic, but also in our geography and in the world,» Erdogan. he said in a statement.
More than 7,000 people have been rescued from the rubble. “Every minute, every hour that passes, the chances of finding the survivors alive are diminishing. The figures do not tell us about the dangerous situation now facing many families who have lost everything. [and] forced to sleep outdoors in the dead of winter,» said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization.
The tragic scenes from Turkey and Syria are absolutely devastating. For two days, rescue teams from all over the world have been traveling to Turkey and Syria to provide aid and assistance. Djokovic is known for being a person always willing to make charitable donations.
Novak Djokovic is recovering from his Australian Open conquest in which he suffered a three-centimeter tear in his left leg, tournament director Craig Tiley said. The Serb will compete again at the ATP 500 in Dubai which takes place later this month.
Nole Djokovic is a true legend
Former doubles world No. 1 Rennae Stubbs has predicted that Novak Djokovic will end his illustrious career with 28 Grand Slam titles to his name. «I think by the time Novak [Djokovic] He finishes his degree, he will have, I suppose, at 28.
I think he can win at least five more Grand Slams by the time his career is over. So that will put him at around 27,» he said. «You have to think that he’s a favorite every time he plays, particularly a hard-court Grand Slam or Wimbledon. I mean, the guy can win a couple more Wimbledon titles,» he added.