"It is so ridiculous": Wilander slams Djokovic fake injury accusations

Mats Wilander is not impressed by many questioning the validity of Djokovic's leg injury at the Australian Open because he finds the suggestion that he'd fake it ridiculous.

Novak Djokovic suffered a leg injury in Adelaide that bothered him greatly in the first week of the Australian Open. It's been one of the main talking points after his matches due to the Serbian wiping the floor with each opponent. It seems to bother him less and less with every match which is good news.

Wilander is mostly interested in his tennis but he's not a fan of people questioning the injury:

“When you hear people talking in a negative way, it is like, ‘what are you doing? It is so ridiculous that you are accusing someone of something like that. First of all, there is no way you want to let the locker room know that you are injured unless you are injured. So, to think that it is some kind of fake injury is absolutely ridiculous."

He added:

“To me, it’s a completely ridiculous argument. I mean, it is his thing - of course, he has pain; of course, he’s injured. But he can play tennis. That is the only thing that matters to me. He [Djokovic] absolutely destroyed De Minaur, but if there was this element of the unknown around the injury, then he comes off court and says ‘I didn’t feel it tonight - now I have the confidence I can go the whole way’. That is a pretty strong message on both fronts to the rest of the field."

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