Nick Kyrgios Reveals Novak Djokovic’s Message to Him Amid Visa Saga

Published 01/15/2022, 9:04 AM EST
Novak Djokovic of Serbia snakes hands with Nick Kyrgios of Australia after losing the match as part of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel 2017 at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess on March 02, 2017 in Acapulco, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent via Getty Images)


Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is one of the most notable figures in tennis. He is often in the limelight because of his eye-catching comments and he has done so once again. In recent years, fans have been aware of the animosity between Kyrgios and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The 26-year-old player left no stone unturned when it came to picking on the 20-time Grand Slam champion. 

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However, over the past couple of weeks, Kyrgios has been a surprising ally to Djokovic during his prolonged visa saga with the Australian authorities. 

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Novak Djokovic thanks Nick Kyrgios for his support

The Australian tennis player has repeatedly spoken in support of Djokovic since his trouble with the Australian authorities began. In fact, there were very few top players who voiced their support for the World No. 1 superstar.

Due to the support he received, Djokovic actually messaged Kyrgios and thanked him for being there in trying times. 

Talking about their conversation, Kyrgios stated, “Novak has reached out to me personally on IG saying “thank you for standing up for me”. I was not the one he was expecting to go out in the media and have his back.”

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Coming to Djokovic, the situation is not yet certain if he will be competing in the Australian Open 2022. However, if things go according to plan, he will be up against compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic in the opening round to begin his title defense in Melbourne.

On the other hand, Kyrgios will be up against British player Liam Broady in the first round. 

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 07: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates victory after winning the Men’s Final match against Ryan Harrison of the USA during day eight of the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 7, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The Australian Open 2022 begins on the 17th of January and will end on the 30th of January. We wish all players the best of luck and it will be interesting to see who ends up on the winning side. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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