The Open de Australia is just around the corner and we still don’t know if any of the ‘Big Three’ members will participate. For now Roger Federer is safe due to injury, and Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic are doubtful for different reasons.
The Serbian continues to stretch the gum and does not confirm if he has been vaccinated or notSo his presence in Melbourne is in jeopardy, especially if he finally resigns from the ATP Cup, as had been rumored in recent days.
Nadal, for his part, has been vaccinated with the full regimen for months, but his contagion after participating in the Abu Dhabi exhibition has delayed his preparation, already very fair after recovering from the foot injury that made him miss the second half of the season.
In short, that the first Grand Slam of the season can be found with a serious problem if in the end none of the three most successful tennis players in history travels to Melbourne in the coming days, something that the most mediatic Australian player recognizes.
“If all three are not there, it’s a disaster. It is an absolute disaster for the fans and for the people who enjoy tennis.“Nick Kyrgios told ‘The Age’ newspaper.
Leaving behind his quarrels with Djokovic, and especially with Nadal, who has been repeatedly disrespected, the Australian has made it very clear that he hopes they can compete in Melbourne for the sake of tennis.
“I hope you had a good Christmas and I hope you are able to play in this sport for as long as possible, because I have expressed before that I believe that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic need to keep playing.“reiterated the bad boy of world tennis.
“Yes, obviously it’s a good opportunity for some of the younger guys to come out and have an impact, but overall we need them to be a part of the sport.Kyrgios settled.
We remember that, in addition to Federer, in recent days they have met absence of Grand Slam champions such as Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams, Bianca Andreescu or Stan Wawrinka.
Kyrgios, a crowd favorite at Melbourbe Park, has not played since the end of September due to knee problems, dropping to 93rd place in the ranking, which has put him out of competition with the Australian team for the season-opening ATP Cup in Sydney.
The 26-year-old He will start his 2022 season at an ATP 250 event in Melbourne next week and on Wednesday he received a wild card for the Sydney Tennis Classic. the following week.