World No.1 Novak Djokovic publicly makes a series of demands to Australian Open chiefs amid coronavirus chaos in Melbourne. At the same time, World No.2 Rafael Nadal admits that he has a different view.
Ahead of the Australian Open summer tennis series, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka and some other top players have been quarantined in Adelaide. On the other hand, the rest of the contenders have been isolated for 14 days in Melbourne.
Meanwhile, some tennis stars took to social media to complain about their food and accommodation in Melbourne. For these reasons, Djokovic wrote a list of suggestions to Australian Open director Craig Tiley. Afterwards, the rest of the top players have received criticism over not helping co-players.
“We All Try To Help Each Other”, says Rafael Nadal
However, now one of the top players and Adelaide quarantine Rafael Nadal has reacted to condemnation.
“We all try to help each other. Some need to make public all they do to try to help others, while some of us do it privately without publishing our calls or making propaganda with it,” Rafael Nadal said in a recent interview with ESPN.
“It is understandable, respectable. Where is the line of privileges? I have a different view,” Spaniard added.
“It Is A Matter Of Ethics, Of Which Each One Has His Opinion”: Spanish Tennis Legend
2009 Melbourne Park title winner also emphasised that he has not seen those who complain about their conditions in Adelaide and speaking about inequality.
“Here in Adelaide our conditions have been better than most of the conditions in Melbourne, but some Melbourne players have larger rooms where they can perform physical activities, others smaller rooms where they cannot have contact with their coach or physical trainer. Where is the line?”, Nadal confessed.
The 34-years-old man from Manacor continued, “It is a matter of ethics, of which each one has his opinion. I have not heard any Melbourne players complain that they have a better room or about those who have been confined without being able to train.”
“I have not seen those who complain so much about our conditions in Adelaide say, ‘Why are there not equal conditions, now we will all go without training. You always look up, always complain about a disadvantageous position,” the 20-time Grand Slam champion concluded.