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Zverev sides with Djokovic in the entry dispute

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Zverev sides with Djokovic in the entry dispute

Updated on 01/15/2022 at 09:08

  • After Boris Becker, Germany’s currently best tennis player Alexander Zverev also showed understanding for Novak Djokovic.
  • The tennis world number one has been arguing with the Australian authorities for days about his entry so that he can still compete at the Australia Open, which begins on Monday.
  • Zverev demanded fairness in dealing with Djokovic.
  • You can find more sports topics hereIn the entry dispute about Novak Djokovic, Germany’s best tennis player Alexander Zverev took the side of the Serbian top star and spoke out in favor of his participation in the Australian Open.”I think it’s not very fair for a person to come here and not being able to play,” said the 24-year-old from Hamburg on Saturday in Melbourne. “The Australian and Victorian governments should have known in advance what was going to happen.”

    Zverev: “Don’t know enough about the situation”

    The start of the Serbian defending champion Djokovic at the Grand Slam tournament starting on Monday is still questionable. A federal court in Melbourne will deal with the 34-year-old’s objection on Sunday. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke declared the world number one’s visa invalid on Friday and also justified it with the public interest. Djokovic is the record Australian Open winner with nine titles.”I don’t know enough about the situation, but I think if it wasn’t for Novak Djokovic, the world number one with 20 Grand Slam titles, all of that, it wouldn’t be such a big one drama,” said Zverev. (dpa/mf) Updated on January 14th, 2022, 2:24 p.m. Novak Djokovic is in Australia, but it is not yet clear whether he will be allowed to compete at the Australian Open. What is certain, however, is that Djokovic’s image was damaged when he entered Australia as an unvaccinated and probably newly recovered quarantine refuser. A chronology of events. (dpa/ska)



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