World primary Novak Djokovic hopes Australian Open organizers get the inexperienced gentle to host their Grand Slam occasion at Melbourne Park subsequent January.
Previously, Australian Open chief Craig Tiley had mentioned the Australian Open would happen in January, nevertheless it stays to be seen whether or not that want will really come true.
Djokovic, the 17-time Grand Slam champion, has been in common contact with Tiley. “There is now no risk that the Australian Open will go without everyone in Victoria and we didn’t have that guarantee before,” Tiley advised News Corp, as reported by Metro UK.
But Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews then solid doubt on the Australian Open. “To think that everything is tied up, that the deal is done, is just plain wrong,” Andrews mentioned.
“The public well being staff has to approve all of these preparations they usually simply aren’t mounted. We need the occasion to occur, identical to the Boxing Day Test, however the factor about cricket, and in comparison with tennis, it is that it is a small group of individuals that we predict we are able to quarantine.
It is a large occasion. It’s an occasion all of us love… nevertheless it comes at a time when the relaxation of the world is on fireplace. The thought that that is all a accomplished deal and that all these tennis gamers are going to point out up… no, it isn’t settled in any respect.
It’s an essential occasion, completely, however avoiding a 3rd wave is arguably much more essential. It have to be accomplished on the greatest public well being recommendation. “
Djokovic doesn’t want to see Australian Open canceled
Earlier this year, Djokovic recovered from two sets in the Australian Open final to beat world No.3 Dominic Thiem to claim a record-breaking eighth title at Melbourne Park.
“I hope that will happen. I need to play in Australia, at the Australian Open. I’m not positive about the ATP Cup and the tournaments earlier than, as a result of clearly you have to depart sufficient to the advance, really I feel it is two and a half or three weeks earlier than the first recreation, “Djokovic said.
“So we’ll see the way it goes. But I simply hope for tennis and for the gamers that we have the Australian Open and likewise the risk of holding the ATP Cup, and no less than a couple of different tournaments.”
Djokovic nonetheless hopes to win the all-time Grand Slam file and he’s nonetheless the favourite at Melbourne Park.