ATP – Finals > Nadal (on Djokovic’s presence at the 2023 Australian Open): “Even if it was a big mess last year and a bad image for our sport, it’s in the past”

Visiting a press conference after his victory against Casper Ruud, this Thursday during the last pool match of the MastersRafael Nadal was asked about the presence of Novak Djokovic on the 2023 edition of the Australian Open after his incredible expulsion from Australian territory last January.

As a reminder, the Spaniard was quite critical of his rival at the time, believing that he had put himself in this complicated situation by refusing to be vaccinated.

“Tennis is stronger when all the best players are on the court. Although it was a big mess last year and a bad image for our sport, it’s over. Novak able to play again is the best possible news. I’m happy for him, the tournament, the fans. »

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