Nadal: No player is more important than the Australian Open

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal said today that the Australian Open is more important than any player and that the competition in Melbourne will be great with or without Novak Djokovic. “Honestly, I’m a little tired of this situation … It is quite clear that Novak Djokovic is one of the best players in history, no doubt. But there is no player more important than the competition. No one, not even Roger, Novak or me, nor Bjorn Borg who was amazing in his time. Players come and go, tennis goes on. ” said Nadal.

“The Australian Open is more important than any player. If he plays, he will finally be OK. If he doesn’t play, the Australian Open will be a great Australian Open with or without him. That is my view,” he added.

Nadal said that he respects Djokovic “as a person and as an athlete”.

“I really respect him, although I don’t agree with many things he has done in the last two weeks,” said the 35-year-old Spaniard.

The first tennis player in the world is still in the draw for the title defense at the Australian Open, but he was returned to immigration detention after the Australian government revoked his visa for the second time.

Djokovic will wait in custody for the beginning of the official hearing, which he scheduled for Saturday at 11.30 pm Central European Time, at which it will be decided whether he can stay in Australia.

The competition for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season starts on Monday.

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