Novak Djokovic visited a Bosnian 'pyramid park' on Tuesday to benefit from the site's purported healing powers and miracle cures, 48 hours after his demolition by Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.
The Serbian world number one is known for unorthodox and sometimes controversial new-age spiritual views and practices.
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And two days after being swept aside 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 at Roland Garros he made a trip to Visko's Valley of the Pyramids and its 25,000-year-old tunnels beneath whose "energy" is claimed to bring about miracle cures.
Although some hills in the region resemble a pyramid shape, the European Association of Archaeologists debunked the claims as pseudo-science over a decade ago.
"I would invite all athletes to come here to spend time in the tunnels, which are very beneficial for the increase of oxygen in the lungs," he told public TV station FTV.
"It has a direct effect on regeneration, on recovery, which is very important for athletes," he said.
According to local media, visitors to the pyramid park have increased since Djokovic's earlier visit in July after he and his wife contracted Covid-19 following a tennis tournament Djokovic organised in the Balkans.
"If there is paradise on earth, then it is here," the Serbian player said at the time.
Serbian tennis star @DjokerNole today in #Bosnia - Visoko, at alleged pyramid site practices some kind of paranormal healing. He probably believes that the supposed energy helps in post-COVID recovery. Good luck then! #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/mLIDvDMvcS— Mirnes Kovac (@MirnesKovac) July 13, 2020
Djokovic addresses critics after defeat
Unfortunately for Djokovic, a certain level of negativity seems to accompany him whether he's winning or losing.
Speaking after his defeat to Nadal in the French Open final, Djokovic said he had resigned himself to the fact that he will never please everyone.
“I understand that there are people that don’t like maybe what I do on or off the court,” Djokovic said.
“I understand that I can’t be liked by everyone. That’s fine. I think it’s important to have an understanding of who you are and your position in this life, be grateful and move on."
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