Andy Murray said that Novak Djokovic doesn’t have to give any explanations after the final of the Australian Open, which tennis fans and online bookmakers saw was very controversial.
Last week, the Serbian star fought his way to clinch an eighth Grand Slam win in the competition in Melbourne, and at one moment he seemed to be weakened physically, but many fans were very impressed when they saw that the player was able to clinch a victory in four sets, with a very angry Murray paying the price, as the Scot almost accused Djokovic of making theatrics, something that created plenty of tension when the game was being played.
However, Murray, who has a ranking of fourth place in world tennis and is a big favorite in the UK and many other places, stressed that he doesn’t hold any ill feelings toward the Serb for the manner in which he was acting in the meeting.
“Everything has been made out to be much bigger than what is was,” said Murray, who is set to return to the court on Wednesday, in an eagerly anticipating match taking place in Rotterdam.
“That happens all the time these days. In reality, you can go through periods of being very tired, then get better. You can get a second wind.
“As the finishing line gets closer, you can feel better. If Novak feels he has something to explain, I’d be pleased to speak with him – but I don’t feel he really needs to explain anything.”
In Rotterdam, Murray has been labeled as the top seed, and on Wednesday the player will begin his campaign when he takes on Nicolas Mahut, French qualifier.
In the tournament’s second round, Vasek Pospisil of Canada or Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany will be on line, and French player Gilles Simon has been seeded to face the Scot when quarter-final gets underway.
Tomas Berych, defending champion who was seeded third, could be his opponent in the semi-final.
Milos Raonic was seeded second, with Stan Wawrinka seeded fourth, and Grigor Dimitrov seeded fifth. These players are set to be Murray’s main opponents in the draw’s bottom half.
Tennis fans around the world and online bookmakers are glad that the pickle between Djokovic and Murray is over, and can’t wait to see how both of these players will continue to perform. Problems like these can happen in the sport, and thankfully everything settled down.