Tennis

Becker: ‘Djokovic will get used to being booed at Australian Open’

12 Th1 2022 | 15:31

Boris Becker, the former coach of Novak Djokovic, thinks that the world number one tennis player will face a lot of pressure from the audience if he is allowed to compete in the Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic’s ability to attend the Australian Open 2022 is still open, while he is waiting for a decision from Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke. While many supporters of the Serbian tennis player won the case, Australians expressed anger at the decision to allow Djokovic to enter the country without vaccination.

That’s why Boris Becker, who coached Djokovic, told Marca : “I’m sure Novak will get boos and whistles, but he’s used to it. He’s always been a road warrior. city, must fight against adversity and triumph over the crowd.”

Becker helped Djokovic win 4 Australian Open titles. Photo: Tennis.

Becker helped Djokovic win 4 Australian Open titles. Photo: Tennis.

Djokovic’s former teacher thinks he will have difficulty in the first matches at the Australian Open in front of an audience. However, if he goes deep into the tournament, he will receive the support of the audience, like at the US Open 2021, despite losing in the final to Daniil Medvedev.

Despite respecting the Serbian’s decision, Becker still advised him to get vaccinated. “It’s a personal choice, but life is more difficult if you don’t want to get vaccinated. I personally recommend that he get vaccinated. But in the end it’s his choice and we have to. respect that”.

On January 11, many questions from the media and fans asked Djokovic about the travel schedule and PCR test results. However, this tennis player remained silent and practiced in secret at the center court of Rod Laver Arena.

If caught lying, Djokovic could face a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison. In addition, if Minister Hawke cancels his visa, he will be banned from entering Australia for 3 years.