Djokovic ‘hurt’ by father’s absence from Australian Open final

NOVAK Djokovic said it “hurts him and me” after they decided that his father would not be court-side to see him win the Australian Open Yesterday, following a controversy over a Russian flag.

Srdjan Djokovic was absent from the Serbian’s box for his final against Stefanos Tsitsipas at Rod Laver Arena, where Djokovic won a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title.