Nick Kyrgios warned Australia, 12 months ago.
Speaking ahead of last year’s Australian Open, when Novak Djokovic was in the midst of his legal battle to remain in the country over his refusal to get vaccinated against Covid, Kyrgios knew what was coming.
“For the sport, we need him here … I just want it to end,” Kyrgios first said. “I’m feeling for him now, it’s not really humane what’s going on.”
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But he added: “If he’s allowed to play the Australian Open, I don’t want any bar of him. I reckon he’s going to be p***ed off.
“He’s going to be very determined to play well and stick it to everyone of what’s going on. And I don’t want any bar of that Novak.”
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