The case of Novak Djokovic has penetrated the world of sport and has divided opinions regarding his never-before-seen situation. This Thursday, in the early hours of the morning on the South American continent, the draw for the Australian Open 2022 table was given and the Serbian was included; He will play his compatriot Miomir Kecmanović in the first round.
This surrender of the Australian Government with Nole, who in the first instance suspended his visa and prohibited him from entering the country has unleashed a wave of criticism. One of the athletes who took the floor and ranted against the number 1 in the world was Stefanos Tsitsipas who did not measure himself and strongly criticized his colleague.
The Greek tennis player is the current number 4 in the ATP ranking and that is why his word is taken into account. The first thing he said was that he has followed all the rules, as have the vast majority of the Australian Open participants. However, he stressed that a minority chose another path. In addition, he also had strong words about the organization of the tournament.
”He has been playing by his own rules. He has done something that not all the players on the circuit have the guts to do, especially after the ATP announced the different criteria for entering the country. Not many could think of traveling to Australia unvaccinated or without following protocols. Putting a Grand Slam at risk like this is a real audacity ”, he sentenced.
“There are two ways of looking at all of this. Almost all players have followed the rules, according to statistics, since 98% of the players are vaccinated. On the one hand, we can think that we have been very applied. On the other hand, a minority have followed a different path and are not adhering to the rules; thus, it makes most of us look like fools ”, Tsitsipas added.
“I have chosen to come here and be 100% ready for anything that may happen, so I don’t have to think about other things. That doesn’t mean that my way of doing things is the right way, or that hers is the wrong way. Each one has a different perception ”, finally signaled the first racket from Greece.