DJOKOVIC’S FORMER MENTOR NIKI PILIC
“This complete ordeal was pointless. He was given the inexperienced mild by Tennis Australia and medical doctors to play within the event and that’s when politics got here in. If they revoked his visa now, I imagine it might replicate poorly on Australia.
“Winning the Australian Open under the best circumstances is difficult, but Novak is a champion. I can’t say what his chances are after what he has endured, but I am sure he will be happy to just be on the court and start preparing for the tournament.”
RAFA NADAL, 20 TIMES GRAND SLAM CHAMPION
“On a personal level, I’d much rather he didn’t play,” Nadal mentioned, laughing together with interviewer. (File)
“Whether or not I agree with Djokovic on some things, justice has spoken and has said that he has the right to participate in the Australian Open and I think it is the fairest decision to do so, if it has been resolved that way. I wish him the best of luck,” Nadal instructed Spanish radio Onda Cero on Monday.
“On a personal level, I’d much rather he didn’t play,” Nadal mentioned, laughing together with interviewer. “It’s sports, many interests move around it, on a general level, at an economic, advertising level. Everything is much better when the best can be playing,” he added.
FORMER AUSTRALIAN PM KEVIN RUDD
“(Scott) Morrison just lost his case against #Djokovic. Total incompetence! Like on everything else. If they seriously didn’t want him, why on earth did they give him a visa to fly here? This was conceived as one giant distraction strategy when out in the real world people can’t get tested.”
Morrison simply misplaced his case in opposition to #Djokovic. Total incompetence! Like on all the things else. If they critically didn’t need him,why on earth did they provide him a visa to fly right here? This was conceived as one big distraction technique when out in the true world folks can’t get examined
— Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) January 10, 2022
FORMER AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHIEF EXECUTIVE PAUL MCNAMEE
“Djokovic has had his day in court, with all the evidence presented, and comprehensively won … let’s respect the court’s decision and move to the other court where sport is played.”
Novak Djokovic has had his day in court docket, with all of the proof offered, and comprehensively gained … let’s respect the court docket’s determination and transfer to the opposite court docket the place sport is performed
— 🎗️ Paul McNamee (@PaulFMcNamee) January 10, 2022
FORMER INDIAN PRO SOMDEV DEVVARMAN
“Novak vs the world. We’ve seen that before. This is different. If he ends up defending his title and getting to 21 slams, it’ll be one of the greatest tennis stories ever told.”
Novak vs the world. We’ve seen that earlier than. This is completely different.
If he finally ends up defending his title and attending to 21 slams, it’ll be one of many biggest tennis tales ever instructed
— Somdev Devvarman (@SomdevD) January 10, 2022
AMERICAN WORLD NUMBER 24 JOHN ISNER
“Only thing left to do is win the trophy again and leave town never to return …”
Only factor left to do is win the trophy once more and go away city by no means to return, a la CM Punk.
— John Isner (@JohnIsner) January 10, 2022
SPANISH PLAYER FELICIANO LOPEZ
“Judge Kelly solving the mess-disaster-absurdity that other parties involved have created. Tennis wins #AO2022.”
Judge Kelly fixing the mess-disaster-absurdity that different events concerned have created. Tennis wins 🎾 #AO2022
— Feliciano López (@feliciano_lopez) January 10, 2022