Before the Australian Open, Nick Kyrgios claims that the Novak Djokovic saga is ‘good for the sport.’
NOVAK DJOKOVIC is anticipating a tense few days as he awaits word on whether or not he will be able to compete in the Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios has chosen to look on the bright side of Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open ordeal, despite the Serbian’s detention in a Melbourne detention center after his visa was revoked.
Djokovic’s ordeal has polarized opinion as he seeks to defend his title and surpass Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by winning his 21st Grand Slam.
When it was revealed that the 34-year-old would be allowed entry into Australia due to a medical vaccine exemption, it caused quite a stir.
Djokovic has previously been tight-lipped about his vaccination status and has spoken out against mandatory vaccinations.
When it appeared that he would be allowed into Australia to compete, the Australian public was taken aback, but border officials cancelled his visa upon arrival and demanded more information about his exemption.
A hearing has been scheduled for Monday, and if the visa cancellation is upheld, he could be deported.
Kyrgios, on the other hand, is focused on the positives, noting that the tournament has already attracted a larger audience before it has even begun.
On the No Boundaries podcast, he pondered, “Imagine I start turning s*** up for the Australian Open.”
“The fourth round, Rod Laver [Arena], Kyrgios vs Novak, would be the highest-rated tennis match ever.”
“Every game will be one of the most closely watched.”
It is beneficial to the game.
“We need fans and news, and I’m all for it, even if it’s not the best way.”
“If he plays, this will most likely be the most watched Australian Open.”
Djokovic’s lawyers are expected to argue on Monday that a positive Covid test in December is sufficient grounds for his exemption, despite photos posted to social media the day after appearing to show him without a mask at a public event.
Kyrgios has advocated for the Serb’s fair treatment, admitting that if he is allowed to compete this year, he could be a frightening opponent.
“If he’s allowed to play, he’ll be f****** angry,” he added.
“I don’t want to play him if he can play and get out of this.”
“I don’t want to play him because the villain energy is different.”
I’m afraid of the man who drew him in.
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