The entry dispute over world number one Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open never ends. The German tennis star Alexander Zverev comments on the situation – and takes a clear position.
In the entry dispute about Novak Djokovic, Germany’s best tennis player Alexander Zverev took the side of the Serbian top star and spoke out in favor of his participation in the Australian Open. “I don’t think it’s very fair for a person to come here and not be able to play,” said the 24-year-old from Hamburg in Melbourne on Saturday. “The Australian and Victorian governments should have known in advance what was going to happen.”
The start of the Serbian defending champion Djokovic at the Grand Slam tournament starting on Monday is still questionable. A federal court in Melbourne will deal with the 34-year-old’s appeal on Sunday. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke declared the visa of the world number one invalid on Friday and justified it with the public interest. Djokovic is the record Australian Open winner with nine titles.
“I don’t know enough about the situation, but I think if it weren’t for Novak Djokovic, the world number one with 20 Grand Slam titles, all of that, then it wouldn’t be such a big drama,” said Zverev.