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Novak Djokovic sparks political storm with provocative 'Kosovo is the heart of Serbia' message

Telegraph, 30 May 2023
Novak Djokovic sparked controversy at Roland Garros for writing a political statement appearing to deny Kosovo's independence.

Writing on the camera lens after his straight sets win over Aleksandar Kovacevic, Djokovic wrote: "Kosovo is the heart of Serbia. Stop violence."

Kosovo — a former province of Serbia, mainly populated by ethnic Albanians — has been Nato-backed since 1999 and declared independence in 2008.

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