Novak Djokovic: "I don't talk to De Minaur. I know what he thinks of me"

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Novak Djokovic: "I don't talk to De Minaur. I know what he thinks of me"

Novak Djokovic dominated the match against Alex de Minaur from the first to the last exchange, at the Australian Open 2023. In the press conference, he explained how he does not speak to the young Australian, as Nole knows what De Minaur thinks of him.

The Serbian played an almost perfect match and defeated the current world number 24 with the score of 6-2, 6-1, 6-2. Djokovic immediately set the record straight and forced his rival to run from one side of the court to the other in an attempt to put up resistance.

The Australian has never managed to really worry him despite the commitment and has collected only five games.

Djokovic: "I don't talk to De Minaur. I know what he thinks of me"

In a press conference, Djokovic showed to the Serbian media that he has not forgotten the statements made by De Minaur during the case that broke out last year, when he was unable to participate in the 2022 Australian Open due to the revocation of his visa.

"You know, it's his decision, we'll see what he does. The Australians had to go through a bad time. If you wanted to come here you had to be vaccinated with two doses. It was up to him, his judgment and his choices," said De Minaur.

At the end of the match won against the home tennis player, Djokovic spoke of his rival as follows: "I have no relationship with him. I respect him, as I do with all other tennis players. I haven't communicated with him since he showed what think of me last year.

We know what he thinks of me. Hunger always exists, that's why I keep playing tennis. If there wasn't that desire to win... I started as a child because I wanted to play. I had a pure emotion towards the sport. One day I started dreaming that I would be the first in the world.

There's still that spark, but there are also big ambitions. I have no problem sharing them with people. I know it bothers a lot of people. They think he's not humble. I don't know what I'm being accused of. Every top player wants to be the best and win the biggest tournaments."