Australian Open: Novak Djokovic rubbishes players' revolt talk

Updated: 17 January, 2018 09:11 IST | PA Sport | Melbourne

Novak Djokovic insisted there has been no talk of a potential Australian Open boycott as he hit back at reports of his role in Friday's player meeting

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic insisted there has been no talk of a potential Australian Open boycott as he hit back at reports of his role in Friday's player meeting. A story in the Daily Mail claimed the former world number one, who is the leader of the ATP's player council, stood up and addressed the meeting with a lawyer, with subjects including setting up a separate players' union and pushing for more prize money.

Addressing a press conference after the 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Donald Young, Djokovic said: "I saw that some of you have written a story that's a bit exaggerated. You've taken things out of context. I saw that you've portrayed me as someone who is very greedy, asks for more money and wants to boycott. I respect your freedom and decisions to do that. But not much of what you wrote is true. "What happened is that we just wanted to have us players talk about certain topics. I don't think there is anything unhealthy about that."

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First Published: 17 January, 2018 08:48 IST

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