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Djokovic backs up Murray’s issues over ‘gruelling’ schedule

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Djokovic backs up Murray’s concerns over ‘gruelling’ schedule

Novak Djokovic stated on Saturday that Australian Open organisers ought to take participant enter into consideration when scheduling matches, including that late night time clashes are “gruelling” for gamers.

Andy Murray slammed officers as his epic five-set win over Thanasi Kokkinakis completed after 4 a.m. on Friday (1700 GMT on Thursday), effectively past the same old Grand Slam midnight insanity.

Following his elimination from the match by the hands of Roberto Bautista Agut within the third spherical on Saturday, the Scot once more criticised the scheduling, saying, “finishing matches at 4 in the morning isn’t good for the players.”

When requested for his opinion on Murray’s feedback, nine-times champion Djokovic advised reporters: “I believe that gamers’ enter is at all times essential for match organisation.

“We know that it’s not (decisive) because it comes down to what the TV broadcasters want to have. That’s the ultimate decision maker,” added the Serbian after his 7-6(7) 6-3 6-4 victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday.

“I might agree along with his (Murray’s) factors… For the group, it’s entertaining, it’s thrilling, to have matches (finish at) midnight, 1, 2, 3 am. For us, it’s actually gruelling.

“Even when you undergo and win, prevail in these form of matches, you continue to have to return again.

“You have your sleeping cycle, rhythm disrupted completely, not enough time really to recover for another five-setter. Yeah, something needs to be addressed I guess in terms of the schedule after what we’ve seen this year.”

Djokovic subsequent faces Australian Alex de Minaur within the fourth spherical on Monday.