The “Djokovic case” reached unquestionable limits and spread over time, with the draw, directly affecting the heroes of the Australian Open. At Media Day Many tennis players were consulted and they did not miss the “theme of the moment”.
Spanish For example, Rafael Nadal explained, “There is no tennis player better than an event like the Australian Open.” At his press conference ahead of the start of the tournament this Monday.
Daniel Medvedev, the main contender for the world number one crown, admitted that he was interested in knowing all the information. Djokovic’s visa has been revoked: “I think I can play in the tournament if I have the right exemption. I am eager to know the details needed to understand the subject. For me it doesn’t change anything because if he ends up in a draw, I will face him in the final. Before there is a long way to go, ”said the current finalist.
Prior to the start of the Australian Open 2022, Russia was not exempt from commenting on the Serbian case.
“It’s not fair to come here and not be able to play in the tournament,” said German Alexander Sverrev after his partner and friend were detained again after their visas were revoked a second time. “He had a valid visa. Isn’t that so? I doubt he traveled to test his luck without the guarantee that he was going to play in the tournament. He’s a star, and without him this play would not have developed at all, ”she said after finishing her morning workout.
Alex de Minar, one of the players who spoke out against the Serbian players, spoke about the personality of the world’s number one player: “I do not think winning 20 Grand Slams will make you act out of court in any way. Novak is an incredible athlete who has done amazing things in tennis. But at the end of the day you can have a completely different personality. How are you on the court. It does not matter when you leave it. What he does depends on him and his judgment. “
Another who showed himself to be more reluctant to speak was the Greek Stephanos Citchibas: “I’m not going to lie. In recent weeks, Novak Djokovic has attracted a lot of attention with his actions.
It also became the heroes of the WTA circuit and Naomi Osaka was a loyal representative by voice and vote. “Honestly, I think my thoughts are not really important. I know someone’s opinion is not going to change anything. It’s going to add more controversy. I think it’s an unfortunate situation. He’s a great player and he’s a great player. It’s sad that some people remember this. But I think it’s not in our hands as players how Australia handles it. “
Another athlete who expressed his opinion on the matter was Paula Badosa, the WTA champion in Sydney.. “This is an issue. Whatever it says, it’s a headline. I understand both sides.”
The Spaniards, who discussed the topic of the moment, said, “I understand both sides.”
Finally, a circuit reference like the historically significant Andy Murray did not lag far behind, and spoke of the situation in Serbia.. “It’s not a good situation for anyone. It’s unfortunate that he ended up in a situation like this, who knows? I do not know what the process is now, I do not know which way he is going. It can be appealed and you know., How long.”