As the number of players in full 14-day isolation has ballooned to 72, Novak Djokovic has given tennis authorities a list of demands for players.
Djokovic, the leader of the fledgling PTPA, has asked Tournament Director Craig Tiley for an ease on quarantine restrictions, an opportunity to stay in private houses with tennis courts, better food and more.
The ask was responded to with a swift “no” from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.
“People are free to provide lists of demands, but the answer is no,” Andrews said.
But perhaps this was a Hail Mary bid to show his fellow players that he’s at least trying to help them. Nick Kyrgios was having none of it, though.
The world No. 1 is currently in Adelaide along with Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka. Some reports suggest that those in Adelaide are getting better treatment than the players in Melbourne, leading to more issues and division.
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) January 18, 2021
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