The two played a bitter final in Melbourne at the weekend which Djokovic won.
Novak Djokovic has said he will try to talk with Andy Murray and clear the air following their contentious Australian Open final on Sunday.
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Murray seemingly imploded as Djokovic appeared to suffer physical problems at the start of the second and third sets even in some cases refusing to chase down shots whilst Murray took earlier leads.
However, the world no. 1 then seemed to miraculously re-discover his verve and strength at the crunch to fight back in both sets.
Murray has since admitted he allowed himself to be distracted by Djokovic’s issues but also that he was surprised at how quickly the Serb was able to recover from his various ails.
However, Djokovic has now claimed he and Murray enjoy a ‘good’ relationship and he did not want it to be ruined by the British no.1’s unhappiness over his defeat.
Speaking to the press the day after his four set victory, Djokovic was asked whether he thought the match would affect their relationship:
“From my perspective, no. How he feels about it, it’s obviously still very fresh to talk about that. He’s definitely disappointed about losing that match. It’s normal that some time has to pass. We’ll see,” he said reports Independent.
“If there is a chance, if he’s willing to talk, I’ll talk, no problem. I have nothing to hide. I’m not the sort of guy who is pretending, who is trying to do something behind anyone’s back or is saying bad things about anybody, especially about someone I have known for a long time. I have respect for him.
“I don’t want to point a finger at him or the media or whoever might be trying to cause some kind of unnecessary tension. Hopefully, things will be right in the future.”
The two players have been friends since they met as juniors but Djokovic has said it’s only natural their relationship would change since their younger years.
“It’s just because we have been rivals for the last couple of years, he has his own team, I have my team, so we don’t get to be together as we would maybe like to, on and off the court. But when he gets married and maybe has a kid we will spend more time. We’ll have an excuse. Things will, hopefully, be different in the future.
“Yes, we are rivals and, of course, you can’t really sit down and have dinners and chat about some intimate things because tomorrow you’re going to be on the court fighting for the biggest trophies. So at this point of our careers maybe that intimate and close relationship is not possible yet. But we’re all humans at the end of the day and I think we should consider that human side as a priority before sport.”