‘Novak Djokovic only did what the ATP should have done,’ says Spanish ace

Pablo Carreno Busts has launched a spirited defence of Novak Djokovic, saying what he said about quarantine in Australia should be coming from the ATP. 

Djokovic has come under serious criticism in some quarters for requesting better conditions for players stuck in hard quarantine in Melbourne.

Currently there are 72 players unable to train to because of a positive coronavirus test on their flight to Australia, and conditions have been questioned by the world number one.

Carreno Busta. though, thinks the message was correct, and it should not really fall to Djokovic to deliver it.

“Djokovic has tried to help the rest of the players who do not have the voice that he has,” Carreno Busta told Eurosport.

“With the comments that were shared by the players, he was gathering information and sent that letter with several proposals.

“Novak has sought that the rest of the players have the same opportunities to prepare for the tournament, something totally understandable, I don’t see it as something scandalous.

“Perhaps that message should have come from the ATP, which should be representing us and helping a little more in these situations.

“Subsequent criticisms have come mainly from Australia and its Government, many citizens are upset because they have not yet been able to come to see their families because of the measures restrictive, but that problem is not ours.

“We come here to work because Tennis Australia has insisted a lot on doing this tournament, so the minimum is to demand minimum conditions to do our job well.”

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