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Players turn on ‘selfish’ Novak in visa saga twist

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As British great Andy Murray called on Djokovic to come clean over the outstanding questions relating to his botched visa documentation, Portugal’s Joao Sousa spoke out on the double standards that have allowed the defending champion to “find a way around (anti-vaccination) rules”.“I respect that he fights for what he believes and I can be empathetic with what he is going through in Australia, but it’s a bit selfish from him to arrive here as the only player unvaccinated,” Sousa said.“It’s tough for us players to accept that.“Many players – not my case – didn’t want to get vaccinated and were forced to do it to be able to play tournaments. He is finding a way around those rules.”Novak PollSousa joined Wimbledon quarter-finalist Marton Fuscovics in publicly questioning Djokovic’s ‘right’ to play at the Australian Open ahead of next week’s tournament.Fuscovics, speaking with Hungary’s M4Sport challenged Djokovic’s non-vaccination decision and argued that the health and safety of players was the most important aspect in this debate.“People’s health is paramount, and there are rules that were outlined months ago, namely that everyone should vaccinate themselves – and Djokovic didn’t,” he said.“From this point of view, I don’t think he would have the right to be here.”Earlier, three-time grand slam champion Murray also hinted at a growing frustration among the playing group at the Djokovic visa debacle – and the questionable timelines around his positive Covid test and whether he was correctly isolating.Djokovic is alleged to have tested positive on December 16, but was pictured at an awards ceremony at the Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade, where an unmasked Djokovic posted for pictures with children.“I think there is still a few questions that need to be answered around the isolation, which I’m sure we’ll hear from him (on) in the next few days,” Murray said.“It looks like he’s going to be able to play and compete in the Australian Open (and) we do want the best players there, but I think there is still a few questions to be answered.“It’s up to, obviously, the press to ask about that, and obviously for Novak to clarify.“Let’s wait to see what he says on that.“I’m obviously here to try and play and win tournaments.“It’s the first match that I have played (at the Sydney International) or won here in over three years and this is where the situations like this are frustrating for players because I want to come off and talk about my tennis and what’s happening there, not talk about situations like that.“So I’m hoping that we can move on from it now.”

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