The situation that the world’s number 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic, has been going through in Australia, has caused different characters to speak out. Although the majority, such as Rafael Nadal’s case, have been critical of the Serbian’s decision, the family of the popular ‘Nole’ has come out to show their support.
One of them is the younger brother, Djordje Djokovic, who along with his parents, Srdjan and Dijana, held a press conference in their country to explain the situation of the tennis player, who has not been granted a visa to enter the country of the continent of Oceania and contest the Australian Open.
“My brother is not a criminal, but an athlete. The latest news we have is that the court ordered the authorities not to deport him until Monday morning. Immediately afterwards, he found out that they will not let him enter Australia for the next 3 years ”, declared the youngest of the Djokovics.
Along the same lines, Djordje affirmed that his brother did not violate any protocol and that the Australian authorities took his cell phone. For this reason, they were unable to communicate with ‘Nole’.
“He had documentation just like the tennis players who entered the country. When he arrived in Australia, he suffered a great diplomatic offense. He was questioned by border customs officials. During the first 45 minutes, he was able to communicate with his family. Then his phone was taken away and we were unable to reach him for three and a half hours. Afterwards, the decision was made that he would not be granted a visa to stay in Australia, “he said.
For his part, the Serbian tennis player’s father, Srdjan Djokovic, questioned the Australian Government authorities and affirmed that they only have three exits to end the ordeal that his son is experiencing.
Letting go of Novak and admitting his mistake and humiliating himself in front of the whole world. Deport him back. The third option is that we expect the court to be independent and to make a fair decision ”, concluded.