Novak Djokovic, dad, Srdjan, absent from males’s singles last, Craig Tiley


Novak Djokovic‘s dad was a obtrusive absentee from Rod Laver Area because the Serbian champion stormed to victory on the Australian Open on Sunday evening.

Srdjan steered away from the limelight after posing for images with Vladimir Putin supporters.

He was pictured with spectators holding a Russian flag that includes Putin’s face following Djokovic’s quarter-final win over Andrey Rublev on Wednesday evening.

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A generally held view after the emergence of footage was that Srdjan mentioned “lengthy dwell the Russians”, however Djokovic and Serbian journalists have claimed that translation was incorrect.

Srdjan insisted that he thought he was greeting Djokovic supporters, not pro-Putin activists.

Tennis Australia chief government Craig Tiley backed Djokovic’s father.

“I believe there’s been some misinterpretation about what Djokovic’s dad did and a few incorrect reporting on what he mentioned,” Tiley mentioned.

“I’m of the view that it will have been higher if he (Djokovic senior) wasn’t in that scenario.

“However he had daily been going out to the Serbian neighborhood (outdoors centre courtroom) and congratulating them for coming and supporting his son. And that is truthful sufficient, proper?

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“That is what’s nice in regards to the Australian Open. There’s plenty of power and folks have a superb time.

“And it was just some people in that group that ruined it for everybody, and so they’ve since been faraway from the positioning and are usually not allowed again.

“The issues that I learn that was claimed he had mentioned is what he indicated he didn’t say, and I consider him.”

Djokovic clinched a record-extending tenth Australian Open title on Sunday evening.

He additionally equalled Rafael Nadal’s document mark of twenty-two grand slam crowns.

The 35-year-old will pinch the world No.1 mantle from 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz when the ATP rankings are recalculated on Monday.

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