'The reason Novak Djokovic’s got a lot more than me is...', says legend
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 4778
After the decision of the Australian Federal Court regarding the cancellation of his visa, Novak Djokovic returned to his Belgrade and was greeted by hundreds of fans at Nikola Tesla airport. The Serbian champion, however, has decided not to indulge in the crowd and to return directly to his family.
After days of silence, Djokovic appeared again in public, as some photos posted on social media by his fans testify. The newspaper "Informer" subsequently made it known that the Belgrade participated in a religious service at the Ruzica church.
Commenting on the statements made by the French minister of sport Roxana Maracineanu regarding the bill (already approved, ed) which provides for the introduction of the vaccination pass in France, Toni Nadal spoke about Djokovic's future.
"You can have your ideas on a topic, but at a given moment I think a person should review his position," Uncle Toni told Onda Cero microphones. "It is said that he will not even be able to play Roland Garros. Nole has a big problem right now.
He has no choice but to stop and think and change his beliefs about him. We hope that the pandemic passes as quickly as possible and things return to normal." Toni Nadal then spoke about Rafael Nadal's chances of winning at the Australian Open.
The Majorcan is the only one of the Big 3 present in Melbourne and could have a great opportunity to overtake Roger Federer and Djokovic in the fight for the Grand Slam primacy.
John McEnroe talks about Djokovic
Tennis legend John McEnroe has slammed the saga which led to Novak Djokovic being deported from Australia ahead of the Australian Open.
"[It’s an] absolute joke what’s gone on the last 12 days," McEnroe said. "It’s sad the way it ended. I watched it play out live. It’s total BS. If he decides not to have a vaccine and the Australian authorities say - 'you cannot go down there, unless you’re vaccinated' - end of story, it’s black and white.
He decides whether or not he wants to do it," McEnroe continued. "He’s got very strong beliefs and he’s entitled to those beliefs. The guy’s won it (the Australian Open) nine times. It was gutsy [to go] in a way.
I’ve got to hand it to him. I’ve got seven Majors, he’s got 20. The reason he’s got a lot more than me is because he’s willing to go risk that, to go down there. You’re talking about a guy that was potentially about to break Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record (of 20 men's Grand Slam titles, which the Serb shares) and that he was willing to go to these lengths - 'I don’t want to get vaccinated but I’m going to do whatever it takes'," McEnroe added.