Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic go way back. Born just days apart, the two have been friends and rivals for years. And now with Djokovic the center of attention in the tennis world over his visa fight, Murray offered some words to the Serb.
“It’s positive that he’s not in detention anymore,” Murray said after his first round win in Sydney. “He won in court, so that’s a positive thing for him, and hopefully we’ll be able to concentrate on the tennis now.
“I think there is still a few questions that need to be answered around the isolation and stuff, which I’m sure we’ll hear from him in the next few days, but I’m obviously here to try and play and win tournaments.
“It looks like he’s going to be able to play and compete in the Australian Open – we do want the best players there, but there are still a few questions to be answered.
“Until that happens, it is tough to give a definitive opinion on everything.”
Murray is of course referring to Djokovic’s public appearances following his positive test.
Murray is set to next face the big-hitting Nikolaz Basilashvili Wednesday night in Sydney. It’s the 34-year-old’s first event in Sydney.
“It is my first time in Sydney and it is a beautiful city,” he said. “I have been on the Tour for a very long time and it is nice to come to new places and I had heard a lot about it and it hasn’t disappointed.”
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