Srdjan Djokovic suggests that there was a cruel reason why Novak Djokovic was not allowed to compete at the Australian Open, as father Djokovic felt that some wanted to show their power by “destroying the best tennis player”.
On January 5, Djokovic announced that he received a special medical exemption to compete in the Australian Open. But when Djokovic landed in Australia the next day, he was detained and his visa cancelled. After 10 long days in Australia, Djokovic was deported from the country and given a three-year ban from entering the country.
During this time, the entire Djokovic family became irate as they said several times that it was unacceptable that their son was being “treated like a criminal” in Australia.
Srdjan Djokovic in the Djokovic Australia Visa Saga
“I have to choose the words, I didn’t choose them when they kept my son in prison for seven days.
That was the shame of all shames. He was in prison. When he looked at the hundreds of Serbs who supported him, he could neither hear nor see the people who supported him. They just wanted to break him and destroy him and show through him, that he was the best on the ATP list, that they can do whatever they want.
As he flew between Dubai and Melbourne, they changed the law banning unvaccinated people from entering the country. He didn’t go there voluntarily, he was in agreement with Tennis Australia. Now it’s the same situation, I don’t know if it will change, but it doesn’t matter.
He won a big one, bigger than 10 Australian Opens. I can’t even count how many he won. His victory is reflected in the fact that all these people were released from prison after eight years,” Srdjan Djokovic said on K1 television, by Telegraf.
Recently, Novak Djokovic confirmed that there have been some “positive signs” coming from Australia as he hopes his ban will be lifted and he can return to the Australian Open in 2023.