Novak Djokovic, who is trying to win his 10th Australian Open tennis tournament men’s singles title, has revealed his position on the controversy over ‘fake injury’.
American sports media ESPN reported Djokovic’s words today (25th) that “there is no reason to prove the injury is real.”
Djokovic, who reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, the first major tournament of the season in Melbourne, Australia, is playing with a hamstring injury this tournament.
Djokovic, who is playing with a bandage on his upper left leg, is struggling after a long rally or a somewhat excessive movement during the game.
Nonetheless, as he continued his 25-game winning streak from 2019, especially at the Australian Open, controversy arose over a ‘fake injury’.
This controversy is not just this year.
At the 2021 Australian Open, he said he had an abdominal muscle injury, but in the third round he won 3-2 against Taylor Fritz of the United States, and in 2015 Andy Murray of England and the final were similar.
In the match against Fritz, Djokovic first won the first and second sets, then gave up the third and fourth sets complaining of abdominal pain, but suddenly showed normal performance in the fifth set and won 6 to 2 and eventually won the championship. 안전놀이터
Some claim that Djokovic is distracting his opponents with injuries.
Djokovic, who defeated Australia’s Alex Diminore 3-0 in the round of 16 two days ago, said, “I have nothing to prove to those who doubt it.” It’s interesting,” he dismissed the controversy over the ‘fake injury’.
He said, “I also received MRI test results,” and said, “As in two years ago, there are many words this time, but I will use these as motivation.
Victoria Azaranka of Belarus, who reached the quarterfinals in the women’s singles at this tournament, also expressed sympathy for Djokovic.
Azaranka also had an experience that was embroiled in a controversy over ‘fake injury’ at the 2013 Australian Open 10 years ago.
At the time, she took a long medical timeout due to a rib injury during her semifinal match against Sloane Stevens of the United States, which was criticized as a ‘trick’ to break the flow of the match.
In an interview after advancing to the semifinals yesterday, Azaranka recalled 10 years ago, saying, “It was the worst of my playing career.” He expressed a negative stance on the ‘fake injury’ controversy.