At a press conference where issues unrelated to Roland Garros were discussed, Novak Djokovic, number one in the world, spoke about the possibility of his return to Australia, whose elections resulted in a different government than the one that prevented him from staying in the country. And about the imprisonment of his former coach and tennis legend Boris Becker.
After the comfortable victory over Jazz Biden, which gave him the pass to the round of 16 at Roland Garros against Argentine Diego Schwartzman, loom He also thanked the presence of Arsene Wenger and Zinedine Zidane for the Parisian mud.
“I have read the news, but I have no idea if the visa will be re-certified, if I will be able to go back to Australia. I would like to be able to go back and play the Australian Open. I have no grudge. What happened happened, but if there is The possibility of me playing in the Australian Open, where I had great successes in the Grand Slam”, he announced.
In last Sunday’s legislative elections, Labor member Anthony Albanese replaced Conservative Scott Morrison as head of government, whose administration had banned Djokovic from playing the Australian Open for not being vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Belgrade player was held for a week in a center in Melbourne, where Australian authorities are holding asylum seekers.
In recent weeks freedom has been found and loom He congratulated himself on that.
“I am very happy to know if that is the case. I know it is a very difficult experience for them, especially those who have been held for 9 years. I only stayed there for a week, and I can imagine what those who have been there for 9 years felt.”
Regarding Baker’s imprisonment in the UK – who was sentenced at the end of April to two years and six months for financial offences – the Serb said he was “very sad” because he considered him a “member” of his family. Former German tennis player Djokovic trained between 2013 and 2016.
“I’ve been in contact with one of his sons, Noah, and asked him if there was anything I could help them with,” he revealed.
Regarding the characters who went to Roland Garros as a commoner, loom He felt proud, especially as he watched football legends like Zidane, Wegner and Clarence Seedorf.
“I’ve seen Arsene and Seedorf, and I haven’t seen Woody Harrelson (also an American actor). It’s an honor to have our football legends (…) when someone of their level, with their successes and personality, comes to see you on the field, it gives you more motivation” , concluded. (Dr)
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