Tennis fable John McEnroe has unleashed connected the Australian authorities for its determination to deport satellite No.1 Novak Djokovic connected the eve of the tournament.
McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam winner, described the concern arsenic "sad" arsenic helium questioned the determination to springiness Djokovic the boot.
"(It's an) implicit gag what's gone connected the past 12 days," helium told ESPN. "It's bittersweet the mode it ended. I watched it play retired live.
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"I watched Saturday Night Live ... the feline playing Joe Biden said 'I wanna cognize what the hellhole is going connected with Novak Djokovic'.
"This is similar 2 hours earlier they decided to deport him."
The outspoken American past revealed that helium had texted Djokovic during the ordeal, describing the reigning champion's effort to participate Australia unvaccinated arsenic "gutsy".
"It's full BS. If helium decides not to person a vaccine and the Australian authorities accidental 'you cannot spell down there, unless you're vaccinated, extremity of story, it's achromatic oregon white," helium said.
"He decides whether oregon not helium wants to bash it. He's got precise beardown beliefs, he's entitled to those beliefs.
"The guys won it 9 times. It was gutsy (to go) successful way. I've got to manus it to him. I've got 7 majors, he's got 20, the crushed he's got a batch much than maine is due to the fact that he's consenting to spell hazard that, to spell down there.
"You're talking astir a feline that was perchance astir to interruption Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's grounds and that helium was consenting to spell to these lengths: 'I don't privation to get vaccinated but I'm going to bash immoderate it takes'."
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McEnroe's onslaught connected the Australian authorities did not halt determination either.
"OK, let's presume that helium wasn't going to play but past abruptly helium got COVID and past helium got an exemption and helium tin play. You can't archer him aft helium flies each the mode there," helium said.
"The authorities … the thought that the authorities and these radical weren't successful cahoots with each other. I'm sorry. I don't bargain into that one. They each knew what was going on.
"That's wherefore radical are up successful arms, but nevertheless they granted this exemption. You can't bash this aft that, it's a joke."
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