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Djokovic leaves Australia: Nole’s father compares his son to being shot 50 times, Medvedev easily usurped No. 1

17 Jan 2022 | 09:40 | Tennis

 

Losing the lawsuit and being expelled from Australia makes the ambition to defend the Australian Open championship dissipate, Novak Djokovic is also at risk of being taken by junior rival Daniil Medvedev as the No. 1 male tennis player. world.

After losing the case in a hearing on January 16 by the ruling of three judges of the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne, Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia and had to leave the country of kangaroos the same evening.

According to Marca (Spain), Nole and his coaching staff boarded Emirates flight EK 409 leaving Tullamarine Airport (Melbourne, Australia) at about 22:50 at night 16/1 (local time). ie 18:50 on the same day (Vietnam time) to transit in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) before going home. The world No. 1 male tennis player is expected to land in Dubai at 5:47 am on January 17.

Djokovic and the bitter "team" left Australia on the evening of January 16 and checked in to fly from Melbourne to Dubai

Djokovic and the bitter “team” left Australia on the evening of January 16 and checked in to fly from Melbourne to Dubai

With not being able to attend the Australian Open 2022, Djokovic has given up hope of defending this Grand Slam title when the tournament will kick off from January 17-30 in Melbourne.

Talking about the decision of the Australian Federal Court to expel Novak Djokovic, his ambition to win the 10th Australian Open and set a record of 21 Grand Slams vanished, this star’s father, Mr. Srdjan Djokovic posted a message. shocking similes on social networks.

“The failed attack on the world’s best athlete ended with 50 shots aimed at Novak’s chest. See you in Paris,” Nole’s father bitterly wrote on his personal Instagram account and still expects this tennis player to attend Roland Garros 2022, where he is also the defending champion.

Mr. Srdjan Djokovic likened his son to being "shot 50 times in the chest" by Australian authorities.

Mr. Srdjan Djokovic likened his son to being “shot 50 times in the chest” by Australian authorities.

According to Marca, Djokovic’s expulsion from Australia and the end of the opportunity to attend the Australian Open 2022 will put him at risk of being taken by Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev as the world’s No.

Currently, on the ATP rankings, Djokovic is leading with 11,015 points, while Medvedev (8,935 points) is second with a distance of 2,080 points less than the Serbian player. However, with Djokovic no longer having a chance to defend his Australian Open title, he will be deducted up to 2,000 points and only 9,015 points.

If Medvedev wins the Australian Open after the men’s singles final closes on January 30, this player will have an additional 800 points and raise the ATP ranking to 9,735 points and officially take the throne. No. 1 in the world from Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic will lose the world number 1 if Daniil Medvedev wins this year's Australian Open men's singles

Novak Djokovic will lose the world number 1 if Daniil Medvedev wins this year’s Australian Open men’s singles

Last year, they competed in two Grand Slam finals. At the Australian Open 2021, Medvedev easily lost to Djokovic 5-7, 2-6, 2-6. But in the US Open final, the Moscow-born tennis player successfully avenged when he won 3 sets of Nole with the same score of 6-4 to win the first Grand Slam of his career.