Former world No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov hopes the Novak Djokovic situation will be handled on the best possible way.
Djokovic was detained at the Melbourne Airport for nine hours before being told that his visa was cancelled.
Djokovic appealed the decision and is now awaiting on the court decision.
“I’ve played for five and a half hours plus the doubles today, so I’ve been on the court the whole time,” Dimitrov said, per Sportskeeda. “I don’t know what’s the latest. I hope things are handled the best way possible I think on both parties. Everybody is a professional out there. They know what to do. I guess we’ll wait and see.”
Dimitrov talks his offseason
“I’m trying to stay positive and keep my body on the right track. I think that’s the main goal. I had to change the way I’m practicing a little. I cannot practice every day because I have to save up the body and all the beating, I clearly had to alter a lot of different things. But at the same time I’ve done a lot of fun stuff in the off-season, which was combined with fitness,” Dimitrov added.
Dimitrov insists he has no expectations from the Australian swing.
Dimtrov enjoyed some good results at the Australian Open in the past, having reached the semifinal at Melbourne Park in 2017.
“No expectations really,” Dimitrov said. “I always lower my expectations early on in the year in the sense that it’s good to see where you’re at physically and mentally. I always come into these kind of tournaments with no expectations. But I expect to do a hundred percent of myself. That’s what I expect. I think the rest I can’t control. I’m really going to focus on my side of the net, and on what I can control.”