MELBOURNE: The Adelaide exhibition function involving the world’s very best gamers got off to an underwhelming get started on Friday when earth range 1 Novak Djokovic pulled out of his match against Jannik Sinner.
Djokovic was scheduled to kick off the “Day at the Travel” function in front of a group of 4,000 at Adelaide’s Memorial Travel Tennis Club but pulled out minutes just before he was thanks on courtroom and changed by his compatriot Filip Krajinovic.
Previous Grand Slam doubles champion John Fitzgerald claimed on Channel 9 Tv set that the Serbian had withdrawn mainly because of a blistered hand, which would not affect his bid for a ninth Australian Open title at Melbourne Park from Oct. 8. Djokovic before explained to reporters he had taken a stroll in a park to celebrate his launch from the 14 times of quarantine players coming from abroad were obliged to endure to perform in Australia. Serena and Venus Williams, Naomi Osaka, Rafa Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Ash Barty and Simona Halep are all scheduled to enjoy afterwards matches.