Novak Djokovic was unhappy with the speculation that he does not really have such serious physical problems and is pretending to be injured to disrupt the rhythm of his opponents on the court.
A number of analysts questioned the Serbian’s injury, and after his defeat in the round of 16, Alex de Minor also commented on the topic:
“I think everyone can see what’s been going on for the past few weeks,” said the Australian after winning just five games in three sets in their contest. “It’s the one thing everyone talks about. Maybe I’m not a good enough tennis player to expose his problems, but it looked good to me.”
The Serb responded to the Serbian journalists in Melbourne:
“I leave the doubts to these people – let them doubt. Only my injuries are being questioned” – the former No. 1 is dissatisfied with the attitude he receives. “When other people get injured, they’re victims, but when it’s me, then I’m pretending.” It’s interesting, I don’t feel the need to prove anything to anyone.”
“I have the results of the ultrasound, MRI and everything, both from two years ago and this year. Depending on how I feel, I will decide whether to post them on social media or in the documentary about myself. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t.’
“At this point, I don’t care what people think or say anymore. It’s fun, it’s interesting to watch how this narrative continues to accompany me, which is different from other players who have gone through similar situations.”
“I’m used to it, it just gives me extra strength and motivation,” Novak continued. “I thank these people for that.”