Novak Djokovic recently landed in Australia, nearly a year after his well-publicized visa failure, in which he was deported for not being vaccinated. Former Australian Open chief executive Paul McNamee welcomed him with open arms.
The former Australian doubles player, who has supported the 21-time Grand Slam winner several times in the past, is delighted to see Djokovic back on the domestic scene and recognizes his stellar performances in 2022 despite facing a ban . Various competitions. McNamee was also in awe of the former world number one’s overall approach and generosity.
“It’s great to see Novak Djokovic back on the court in Australia. After all, he ends up in 2022 as the best player on the planet, arguably the most well-rounded athlete in the world, and As a human being, he has a holistic approach and a generous spirit that is often overlooked. Welcome back to Novak,” Paul McNamee wrote on his social media.
‘I hope he gets the title’ – Ex-Australian Open chief Paul McNamee backs Novak Djokovic earlier ahead of 2023 Australian Open
Novak Djokovic kicks off his 2023 campaign at Adelaide International 1 on January 2 with the Canadian doubles Vasek PospisilThe duo failed to turn things around against Tomislav Burkić and Gonzalo Escobar, losing 4-6, 6-3 and 10-5 in the tiebreaker.The Serbs now look to contend for the singles title on January 3, starting with a clash with French players Chang Lestian In the round of 32.
The 35-year-old is at the Championships in Adelaide, preparing for the upcoming Australian Open, where he will be vying for a historic tenth title and 22nd Grand Slam, and is supported Paul McNamee on his quest.
“I hope he gets it. To me, he’s a man of principle. Not everyone agrees with his position, but he’s kept his word and missed two majors this year. When you’re The only one to have won the most Grand Slam titles, so I respect that and I hope he is well-received,” he said.
McNamee believes the Serb will pull out all the stops to pull off this particular feat.
“I think there’s something special about winning 10 games. The only guy to win 10 games [at a Grand Slam event] It’s Rafa in France, so I think he’ll try to get a 10th Australian Open, especially after last year,” McNamee said.
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