Many criticisms also reached the number one in the world Novak Djokovic, guilty of having written a letter to the organizers of the Australian Open 2021 to reduce these limitations and above all to give equal treatment to all the tennis players who will participate in the first Grand Slam of the year, scheduled for February 8th. Not only in Australia, but the world of sport has attacked the behavior of tennis players in general.
MMA champion Conor McGregor also intervened on this affair stating that tennis players must respect the strict established measures and that we should not complain. The world of tennis has been literally stormed due to requests from tennis players to obtain some limitations of this strict quarantine, especially after several athletes have been in contact on flights from Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles with positive people and have been in fact closed in the hotel to prevent any problems.
Currently busy in view of the great and expected match against Poirier, the Irishman McGregor expressed his opinion, reported by The Express, about this situation.
He said: „I am surprised at the behavior of some tennis players and the fact that they want to create this controversy. We all have to do the right thing, so many things are happening in the world and we must prevent any risk. It is their duty to do what they can and should thank for having the opportunity to participate in such an important tournament, serving only a two-week quarantine.“
Addressing Novak Djokovic and in general to all the athletes of the circuit, the Irish champion said: „I would like to ask the players to act together and accept all this, they are happy to be able to play. People cannot go to work and children do not go to school. Do tennis players complain about two weeks of isolation? Come on guys.“
The world of tennis is currently at a standstill waiting to resume and the first major event of the season is the ATP Cup, a competition that will take place from February 1st (until 5th) and which will involve most part of the best tennis players on the circuit: Novak Djokovic will defend the title with his Serbia and was drawn in Group A with Alexander Zverev’s Germany and Denis Shapovalov’s Canada.