May 18, 2022

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Australian Open: Pospisil Djokovic defending

Australian Open: Pospisil Djokovic defending

After announcing the verdict and expelling Novak Djokovic, many players did not hesitate to express their dissatisfaction. Among them was the Canadian Wasek Pospisil.

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“Novak would not have gone to Australia if he had not received a government exemption [il en avait reçu une par le juge Kelly] Pospisil said on Twitter that he wanted to enter the country. He missed the Australian Open and stayed home with his family.

“And no one talks about this chaos. The political agenda is set in the wake of the approaching elections. It should not be more clear. It is not his fault. He did not force his way into this country and he did not want to” play by his own rules. “He was ready to stay at home.

Djokovic is not the only player to be ruled out of Australia due to vaccine status. Czech Renata Vorakova, who mainly plays doubles, also missed the Melbourne tournament.

Out of sight, Vorakova remained on Australian soil for eight days with medical exception.

Due to her deportation, she now faces a three-year travel ban, along with possible problems in obtaining her visas in the future.

Other supports

Pospisil was not the only one to criticize the decision of the Australian judges.

“Knol [surnom de Djokovic] Have and will always be in class, commented American John Isner. In my own book, he is a legend and he has done so much good all over the world. This is not correct. ⁇

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For his part, Reilly Opelka cited an anecdote to express his disapproval.

“At the Cincinnati tournament in 2008, he was on the practice field for an hour to sign the balls for all the children in attendance. I’m one of them. Has done a lot of good things for sports. ⁇

Frenchman Alice Cornet also supported Djokovic with a message on social networks.

“I do not know enough about the situation to judge. However, as far as I know, Djokovic has always been a supporter of the players. None of us did it for him. Be strong DjokerNole. ⁇

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