Novak Djokovic's Australian Open opponent believes injury was 'far-fetched': "A lot of combative athletes can't continue with the same thing"

Novak Djokovic's Australian Open run finished with a trophy and many have called out his injury as he really didn't seem too bothered by it for most of it.

Many experts who watched Djokovic play many times noted that he truly did look injured because he didn't move as well as he generally does. Craig Tiley, the CEO of Tennis Australia confirmed a 3 cm tear in his hamstring although Djokovic never publicized his injury despite promising to do so.

One of his opponetns from the past event questions the extent of his injury because most ahletes just could not do waht Djokovic did:

"The injury he says he has, it's significant, and a lot of combative athletes can't continue with the same thing. Nadal had an injury, he could no longer run. There, Mbappe is out for two weeks. We are talking about the greatest athletes, not those who do not have access to care or the best equipment. Hard to believe that only one on earth can do it."

He further explained his point by saying:

“When you take the examples of Nadal or Mbappe, but especially Rafa, with an injury to Wim, he couldn't even serve. When you see the greatest who can't set foot on the pitch, and another who wins a Grand Slam by playing every day for 15 days. It still seems a bit far-fetched. Between having chronic pain or an injury, it's not the same."

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