Nick Kyrgios, who is fighting COVID ahead of the year’s very first Grand Slam, stated he was humiliated to be an Australian professional athlete after the Novak Djokovic visa fiasco and blamed media for what he thought about to be dissentious protection of the matter. Djokovic, the Serbian
world No. 1 and nine-time Australian Open champ, is at the centre of among the most significant stories in world sport after he was threatened with deportation after his visa was cancelled by Australian border officials. That was reversed on appeal, clearing the method for Djokovic
to play in Melbourne next week, however the last word now rests with the Federal government and its migration minister Alex Hawke, who might yet reveal the door to the 20-time Grand Slam winner. Kyrgios has actually criticised Djokovic in the past, most especially when the Serb arranged his’ Adria Trip’occasions at the height of the pandemic in 2020, however the Australian has actually been understanding to the treatment of Djokovic, who was apprehended in a hotel up until he was cleared at Monday’s hearing. He included more layers to that on his social networks channels on Tuesday, plainly hoping Djokovic
would now be totally free to contend in Australia and pursue what would be a record 21st grand slam title, another than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. We understand that the media like to produce shit-storms, with my story and whatever happening with Novak, Kyrgios stated. I feel rather ashamed as an Australian professional athlete who’s seen what this person has actually provided for us and for the sport. I simply do not believe it’s ideal how we’re managing it, however the media enjoys to do that, likes to divide. Kyrgios has other things on his mind, mainly his health. He stated he felt in sensible shape on Tuesday after he withdrew from the Sydney Tennis Classic in the wake of a favorable test. It puts him in authentic doubt for the Open next week however Kyrgios stated he would be doing all he might to guarantee his involvement at Melbourne Park. I really do not feel regrettable at
the minute and I’m taking all needed safety measures, he stated. Clearly not perfect a week out of the Aus Open, however I’m going to do whatever in my power to feel okay and go out there and ideally offer you all a show. I simply do not desire this to eliminate from the Australian summer season of tennis. We have actually had a great deal of fantastic outcomes, a great deal of other Aussies are doing actually well. News, outcomes and specialist analysis from the weekend of sport sent out every Monday.