Novak Djokovic’s place at the top of world tennis is once again indisputable after winning the Australian Open for a record ninth time, but he remains a target for criticism.
- Djokovic spoke to reporters the day after beating Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
- Djokovic copped criticism for saying he had an abdominal tear after the third round
- He told reporters an MRI revealed the abdominal tear grew from 17 millimetres to 25mm
Over the past two weeks, people questioned the severity of an abdominal “tear” he said he picked up in a third-round win over Taylor Fritz.
As he continued to scythe through his competition at Melbourne Park, voices around the tennis world cast doubt on his story, with Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis apparently…