“We’ve spoken about (a possible poor crowd response) and he, as any athlete, can be concerned about it. However it’s one which he’s just doing the very best that he can as a player,” Tiley told journalists.
“There’s an incredible deal of respect for him as a player, as an athlete, and for what he’s achieved in the sport and continues to realize. And I feel the Australian public and community appreciate that.”
He added: “With Novak, I even have an incredible deal of confidence with respect to the Australian community, the sporting community, they do appreciate once they’re watching a nine-time champion, an incredible player,” Tiley said.
“He’s coming off 2022 having the very best end of the season of any male player and he’s going to be difficult to beat. I’m counting on that confidence and you understand, whatever happens, happens but I feel there’s going to be an incredible appreciation of him coming back and playing the form of tennis he’s playing.”