Darko's shot to fame

Macedonia's Darko Grncarov’s hogged the limelight when he used Twitter to sell the false idea of him being a big tennis-star in the making.

The revelation of Grncarov’s false career has made him a major talking point on the very platform where he built his career.   -  H. Vibhu

Macedonia's Darko Grncarov’s hogged the limelight when he used Twitter to sell the false idea of him being a big tennis-star in the making.

The 20-year-old praised the Williams Sisters, with Serena even following him on Twitter, according to Slate.com. He later called Australian Open quarterfinalist Tennys Sandgren an ‘idiot’ for pro-right tweets the latter had posted in 2015, making himself an instant hit among the Twitterati.

Such was his sudden rise to fame that he was invited by the BBC Radio Five to feature in a nine-minute interview where he asserted that he would refuse to play on Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open because of the legendary player’s homophobic ideas.

The revelation of Grncarov’s false career has made him a major talking point on the very platform where he built his career. Since then, he has deactivated his account.

Hailing from a nation infamous for its tendency to propagate false news, in hindsight, the trick of the wannabe poster boy hardly comes as a surprise.