Djokovic : The 2022 Australian Open is set to take place at Melbourne Park from January 17 to 30, but what is happening ahead of it overshadows the anticipation of one of the most important Grand Slam tournaments. Tennis star Novak Djokovic has been fighting for the right to stay in Australia for a week. MK-Sport will tell you how the world reacts to the scandal involving the first racket of the world.
The entire sports (and not only) world is following the ongoing scandal in Australia involving the first racket of the world Novak Djokovic . A Serbian tennis player is trying to get to the first Grand Slam tournament of the season – the Australian Open. Without a vaccination certificate, Djokovic is prohibited from doing this, but lawyers and the tennis player himself are fighting to the end: they have already appealed the decision of the border services to invalidate Novak’s documents on exemption from compulsory vaccination. They want to deport Djokovic, and the entire tennis world is shocked by what is happening.
First of all, the first racket of the world was supported by those who may have to play with him at the Australian Open. Rafael Nadal expressed his bewilderment :
“I may have disagreements with Djokovic on some issues, but the court had its say – that he has the right to participate in the Australian Open. I think this is a fair decision. I wish him the best of luck. Although, of course, for me personally, it would be better if he was not playing, “ – laughing, said the 20-time champion of the tournament” Grand Slam “.
Former first racket of the world Jimmy Connors was much more emotional :
“So, everyone has a choice – covid or vaccination. He had a covid. There is no need to turn the Australian Open into shit and remove the “best player”. If he passes “negative” tests, let him play! He won there nine times. Come on, Australian Open, he was faithful to your tournament. Show loyalty to him. Fight for him. “
Canadian tennis player Vasek Pospisil is dissatisfied with the behavior of the ATP :
“Whatever you think of the situation that Novak and the other players are in in Australia, pay attention to the silence of the ATP. They haven’t even released a simple statement these days. They have shown more than once that they don’t care about the players. Now they still demonstrate a complete lack of leadership in the light of real problems. “
Australian Nick Kyrios believes that Djokovic’s problems will only benefit the Serb:
“If he is allowed to play, he will be very angry and turn into a tough son of a bitch who cannot be defeated. How much will he be wrong from the backhand if the audience pisses him off? This Australian Open will be the most watched of all time, and I would be rooting for it: “Come on, come on, Novak.”
The third racket of the world Garbinier Mugurusa does not understand why Djokovic cannot be vaccinated against the coronavirus: “Sooner or later we will all have to be vaccinated, so I don’t know why there is so much controversy in the world. This is a show that is not good for tennis. “
American John Isner advised Djokovic to win the tournament and never return to Australia: “All that remains is to win the trophy again and never come back here. Like a CM Punk wrestler. “
Djokovic himself made his first open statement on January 7, thanking people from all over the world for their support: “Thank you people from all over the world for your continued support. I feel it and appreciate it very much. “
But people were divided into two camps: some support Djokovic, others are angry at his refusal to get the vaccine. In Melbourne, there was even a clash between fans of the Serbian tennis player and the police. Fans of the athlete gathered outside the building of the law firm representing Novak’s interests, chanting “Freedom to Zero!” and blocking the traffic of the car in which, in their opinion, the Serb was leaving. As a result, the police even had to use pepper spray.
Meanwhile, the hashtags DjokovicOut and DjokovicOUTtrial are gaining popularity on Twitter, in which people do not understand why the laws of Australia should not apply to a tennis player.
“Come on Australia, kick him and his family out, don’t let me down! This way, you can restore your reputation after years of terrible immigration policies. “
“Novak excuses himself by the fact that in December he had a coronavirus, but he continued to go to events! What he says is nonsense! He doesn’t deserve to play in Australia. “
“Protect the freedom of every vaccinated Australian. Djokovic pose a threat to all of them! “
“I am sick of the fact that Djokovic can become a source of infection for my 12-year-old daughter.”
“What, the Rules don’t apply to the rich and famous !?”