Djokovic needs our support, Kyrgios tells players

Djokovic needs our support, Kyrgios tells players

16/1/2022 7:40:00 AM

Djokovic needs our support, Kyrgios tells players

MELBOURNE : Nick Kyrgios said Novak Djokovic has thanked him for his support during his visa controversy but the Australian called on his fellow professionals to stand up for the world number one as he awaits a court verdict on whether he can remain in the country.Three Federal Court judges will decide Dj

MELBOURNE : Nick Kyrgios said Novak Djokovic has thanked him for his support during his visa controversy but the Australian called on his fellow professionals to stand up for the world number one as he awaits a court verdict on whether he can remain in the country.

Three Federal Court judges will decide Djokovic's fate after a rollercoaster 10 days that saw him detained by authorities, released and then detained again ahead of the Australian Open, which starts on Monday.Djokovic, who is not vaccinated for COVID-19, is appealing Immigration Minister Alex Hawke's use of discretionary powers to cancel his visa again.

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Support anti vaccination Kyrgios just wants to get on the news. At least get SOME mention, coz he ain’t no superstar. Might as well piggyback on some superstar news. Haven't vaccine, what so special, millions have done so, u want Australia to adapt to yur right or the world. U can invite him home soon, 2025 earliest to Down Under

Yes , advise him to take vaccines No he needs to stop breaking rules bc he thinks he is above them!!!!!!! What person knowing they were covid positive would go mix with kids He’s a disgrace ….good riddance Tell me you’re not vaxxed without telling me you’re not vaxxed. That’s a no! None from me. Okay? Cancel AusOpen2022

Definitely NOT.😷

Kyrgios Really? All Tiley had to do was tell Novak unfortunate rules won’t allow you to come this year. Do the right thing and we might see you in 2023. No, he really doesn’t. He ain't gonna let you win Kyrgios. No matter how much you lick his boots. 😂 A world so insanely devided by vaccine. He needs shit.

He doesn’t care in the slightest about our rules so why should we care about him. No he doesn’t. Bless. He wants to be relevant again.

Support his lies about his travel history on visa form? Or, support him for hiddding the facts that he attended public events right after testing positive for COVID? No, Djokovic is a selfish person who doesn’t deserve our respect at all. Yes he does. He has at least my support. Kyrgios 👍. I know he's known as the joker, but more of a clown really.

He is making a pitch for PTPA role uh, no 🤡 No way Kyrgios is milking his 5 minute of fame 🤣🤣

Really 😂😂😂😂 😂😂😂😂😂

LinkedIn MELBOURNE : Nick Kyrgios said Novak Djokovic has thanked him for his support during his visa controversy but the Australian called on his fellow professionals to stand up for the world number one as he awaits a court verdict on whether he can remain in the country. Three Federal Court judges will decide Djokovic's fate after a rollercoaster 10 days that saw him detained by authorities, released and then detained again ahead of the Australian Open, which starts on Monday. Djokovic, who is not vaccinated for COVID-19, is appealing Immigration Minister Alex Hawke's use of discretionary powers to cancel his visa again. "Novak has reached out to me personally on IG (Instagram) saying, 'Thank you for standing up for me'," Kyrgios said on his 'No Boundaries Podcast'. "I was not the one he was expecting to go out in the media and have his back." Kyrgios, who labelled Djokovic a"tool" after he sought to improve players' quarantine conditions ahead of last year's tournament, has emerged as an unlikely ally for the Serb, saying he was"embarrassed" by the way he has been treated. Spaniard Rafa Nadal, who is tied with Djokovic on 20 major titles, said"too many questions" still needed to be answered concerning the Serb's bid to play at the Australian Open, while other leading players lamented how the year's first Grand Slam has been overshadowed by the saga. Kyrgios said Djokovic would be feeling alienated and urged his fellow professionals to back him, though some have been critical of his decision to arrive in Melbourne with a medical exemption instead of being vaccinated. "On a human level, he needs support from other players," Kyrgios said."(Stefanos) Tsitsipas, I get you have your views on vaccination. "(Andy) Murray, we can always count on you to say the right thing. Nadal, whatever. But bro, where is your support for the guy? "I feel like we're just trying to fight things that aren't right, it's not about the vaccination anymore, it's just about him not being here on the right visa or his visa being cancelled," he added. "I feel so sorry for him." (Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by Peter Rutherford) Source: Reuters