James Melville: “Novak Djokovic was discriminated and defamed”

Not everyone appreciated the treatment towards Novak Djokovic and indeed more and more people considered this relentlessness against the tennis player as exaggerated. Commentator James Melville tweeted about Novak Djokovic’s situation, referring to words that he also repeatedly reported during his BBC interviews.

Melville tweeted: “We live in an upside-down world, he has been discriminated against and defamed.” Melville referred to Nole’s words, recent statements where the Serbian reiterated that he did not regret his choices and that decisions about his body are more important of any title.
Djokovic has been a protagonist in the last few weeks where he won the Tel Aviv and Nur Sultan tournaments and now he will certainly be among the protagonists of the year-end ATP Finals that will be held in Turin.

Djokovic experienced a very special 2022 for a tennis player
The Serbian champion paid the consequences for his choice not to carry out the vaccine against Covid-19 and this situation forced him to skip several tournaments. In this year Nole was forced to skip the entire Australian and US swings, a situation that prevented him from competing in the Australian Open and the US Open, tournaments that would certainly have seen him as the main favorite.

Especially before the Australian Open, Nole experienced really difficult moments with the Serbian champion who first entered the country and then was ‘recluse’ forced to return to Europe. Nole has played only a few tournaments, only half of the Grand Slam tournaments, a situation that slowed his physical condition but did not prevent him from winning the Wimbledon tournament.

Right now the Balkan tennis player is chasing Rafael Nadal, in the challenge for the tennis player who has won the most Slams in history: Rafa is first with 22 Slams and Nole chases at 21, certainly disadvantaged by this difficult situation.

We recall that the presence of Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open 2023 is still in doubt, due to the ant Covid-19 rules: the situation is still complex, like it was last season in Australian for the Serb.

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