Djokovic prepares for Wimbledon with 'seven-hour' meeting


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  • Sunday, 30 Jun 2019

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Wimbledon Preview - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - June 29, 2019 Serbia's Novak Djokovic during practice REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

LONDON (Reuters) - Preparing to try and retain a Wimbledon title is arduous enough but men's top seed Novak Djokovic says he has spent as much time in the past few days playing politics as hitting tennis balls.

As president of the ATP Player Council, Djokovic has had his hands full of late dealing with the fall-out from the resignation of ATP Board member Justin Gimelstob, who in April was sentenced to three years probation and 60 hours community service on an assault charge.

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