NZ tennis player criticises Novak Djokovic for his Covid demands

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 11:44AM
Marcus Daniell. Photo / Photosport
Marcus Daniell. Photo / Photosport

NZ tennis player criticises Novak Djokovic for his Covid demands

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 11:44AM

A serve for the world tennis number one, from Kiwi doubles player Marcus Daniell.

He believes Novak Djokovic is out of order with his list of demands to organisers of the Australian Open.

Djokovic has sent a letter to tournament officials, demanding things such as reduced days in isolation, the ability for players to see their coach, and players moved to private houses with a tennis court to facilitate training.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has made it very clear none of this will be happening.

Marcus Daniell is in the midst of a 14-day quarantine in Melbourne and told Mike Hosking he wishes there was more of a united voice across players.

He believes Djokovic has put his foot in it.

"By asking for two reasonable things, surrounded  by bunch of laughable ideas, the reasonable things don't get taken seriously. I don't think he has helped at all."

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