Jelena Dokic’s Crazy Dad Threatens Rocket Attack

Crazy Damir Dokic is at it again. The father of tennis star Jelena Dokic has managed to lower the bar for tennis parents with embarrassing displays that would make Mary Pierce’s dad cringe. His past antics have included getting ejected from a tournament for calling an official a “Nazi”, and getting kicked out of the U.S. Open after pitching a fit about the price of a meal at the players’ cafe. Which makes is pretty clear why his daughter ditched him in 2002 and has rarely talked to him since.

Damir Dokic and Jelena Dokic

As you can imagine, Damir has not taken this with grace and class, and he’s made Jelena’s new home of Australia a target. A few years ago, he threatened to kidnap his daughter and nuke Sydney, which is entertaining but kind of vague. Now the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD says he’s gotten more specific, threatening to launch a rocket attack on the Australian ambassador to Serbia, which has been taken seriously enough that he’s been arrested by Serbian police.

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Dokic Says Father/Coach Physically Abused Her

Jelena Dokic’s father has long been the poster boy for crazy sports parents. Banned from the Australian Open for alleging conspiracies, kicked out of the US Open for complaining about the cost of lunch, kicked out of Wimbledon for drunkenly smashing a broadcaster’s cell phone. A French Open tantrum, and he’ll have completed the grand slam. Now we learn that his behavior was much worse than anyone realized.

Damir Dokic and Jelena Dokic

Jelena Dokic says that her father Damir physically abused her while he was her coach, and that she fled her family in 2002 to escape the violence. So, you know, next time you hear an athlete complain about 6 a.m. practices, tell them to shut the hell up.

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