During an interview with CODE, Australian Open director Craig Tiley tlked again about Novak Djokovic's situation. Tiley said about the Serb: "In some ways, it is unfair that Novak Djokovic should be treated this way.
Nole requested that his medical information remain private and confidential. He has won the Australian Open nine times, a record that is nothing short of formidable. Of his 20 Grand Slam titles, nearly half of him made it to Melbourne.
I've spent a lot of time with him over the past few years. I understand his point of view, his medical situation is personal and he has every right not to disclose it. We'll see what his decision will be." Djokovic has made himself the author of a crazy 2021, in which he touched the legendary Grand Slam.
After clinching the first three majors of the season, he was defeated by Daniil Medvedev in the final act of the US Open. Since the end of the season, there is nothing but talk of Novak Djokovic's decision regarding the Australian Open 2022.
The local authorities have established the obligation of vaccination for all players who want to enter the country, unless there are valid reasons for failure to administer the double dose. The number 1 in the world has always spoken out in favor of freedom of choice and never wanted to reveal his vaccination status.
Although the Serbian appears on the ATP Cup and Australian Open entry lists, no official confirmation has yet arrived from him. The 34-year-old from Belgrade has won the Happy Slam nine times, in addition to having won the last three editions.
His last defeat at Melbourne Park dates back to 2018. In the event of a tenth triumph in Australia, Nole would rise to 21 Grand Slams by beating Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the first time in the all-time rankings. The Swiss will not return to the field before summer 2022, while the Spaniard is far from 100% and has just contracted the Coronavirus.
Kylian Mbappe: "I admire Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal"
Kylian Mbappe is no longer a young talent, but he is now an established star of the world soccer scene. The PSG player, together with Lionel Messi and the Brazilian Neymar, forms the largest trident in the world and after winning the World Cup two years ago in Russia 2018 has now reached more and more acclaim.
During a recent interview with Paris Match, Mbappe talked about his passions and said that, in addition to soccer, he also closely follows the world of basketball and tennis. In addition to this Mbappe stated that he particularly admires in the world of tennis Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, tennis players with whom he has entertained to talk in the past on some occasions where he had found himself seeing Roland Garros.
Here are his words: "Idols? I haven't had idols for a while, but I still like and admire those who have marked the history of sport, even in other disciplines. I know what their deeds represent, especially in terms of sacrifice and effort.
I like them both because they have been able to stay at the top for several years and not everyone has such consistency." Twenty-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal had also previously had praise for French star Mbappe in April.
Rafa is a huge fan of Real Madrid, what some say is the probable next team of the French champion. In fact, during an interview in April Nadal declared: "Who would I want at Real? Well, to be honest, I would like both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe."
In the past even Roger Federer (football fan but not like Rafael Nadal) had nice words for the young French talent: "I like his speed and his attitude. Besides that I like watching him play and he seems a very nice guy."
Federer is currently stationary with a foot injury while Rafa is playing an exhibition, the first before his final return to the Tour.