Former World No.12 Feliciano Lopez took up the defense of Novak Djokovic and made it clear that no one wants to see a Grand Slam without a World No.1. After obtaining medical dispensation for the Australian Open, Djokovic landed in Melbourne in January. 5.
Djokovic was held at the airport for nine hours before learning that his visa was canceled and that he had to leave the country. “Nobody wants the world number 1 to be left without playing a GS. Sometimes what starts badly can end worse.
Australia is doing very badly with all of this. What a pity, ”Lopez tweeted.
Australian Prime Minister did not let Djokovic in
“Mr. Djokovic’s visa has been canceled. The rules are the rules, especially when it comes to our borders.
No one is above these rules. Our strict border policies have been essential for Australia to have one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID, we continue to be vigilant, “tweeted Scott Morrison. Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, tore Australian authorities apart, calling their decision “shameful”.
“It’s a shameful decision. Deportation. We must all come out and welcome him [when he comes back]. I can’t talk to my son; they present him as a criminal. I’m at a loss for words for everything they’ve done to him, “Srdjan told Blic.
Serbian President Aleksander Vucic also got involved as he tried to help Djokovic. “I just spoke on the phone with Novak Djokovic. I told our Novak that all of Serbia was with him and that our authorities were taking all measures to end the harassment of the best tennis player in the world as soon as possible. .
In accordance with all standards of public international law, Serbia will fight for Novak Djokovic, for justice and truth. Otherwise, Novak is strong, as we all know him, ”Vucic said in an Instagram post.