Novak Djokovic's presence at the Australian Open 2022 will be decided on Monday 10 January 2022. The Serbian champion will have to spend a very uncomfortable weekend in an uncomfortable hotel and in conditions that are really difficult for any person to bear.
Nole had managed to get a medical exemption from Tennis Australia in order not to miss the first prestigious appointment of the year. But the problems, which seemed to have ended, arose again and more serious at Tullamarine airport, where his visa to enter the country was canceled.
After this decision, the Serbian revolt broke out and the lawyers immediately appealed. On the bench there is not only the non-participation in the Australian Open. Under the country's harsh law, when someone's visa is withdrawn, they can be banned from returning to the territory for up to three years.
A super-restrictive penalty that the federal government has not ruled out imposing as a sanction. The ball jumped into the hands of justice, which will soon rule. Given the conditions in which he has to spend these days, the Serbian player managed and wanted to communicate a few important words to brother Djordje from his hotel room, who was then asked to address them to the media later.
The sentence in question is the following: "God sees everything! My blessing is spiritual and their material." A comment that hints at the current state of the Serbian player, who is unlikely to forget a situation of this type.
His tough stance on the vaccination campaign led him to face a difficult situation, which could lead him not to compete in the 2022 edition of the Australian Open. Djokovic has held the title since 2019 and it would certainly be sensational news if the winner of the last three years were not even present in the main draw.
Srdjan Djokovic: "Powerful people may not let Nole play anymore"
The situation of Novak Djokovic continues to cause a sensation all over the world, a situation of chaos and emergency that has not gone unnoticed and which continues to arouse controversy.
The number one in the world was in isolation at the airport for several hours, without even being able to use his mobile phone, then he was taken to the hotel where there are people in isolation in Carlton and in a few hours, barring sensational twists and turns, he will have to leave the country.
Many reactions have arrived in these hours and one of the most important and heavy is that of the father of the Serbian champion, Srdjan Djokovic. Asked to the Serbian media, the parent of the number one in the world had very harsh words towards Australia and the treatment received by his son Novak.
Here are his statements: "My son has been released, but he is not a free person. From now on Novak Djokovic will be the symbol and leader of the free world, the leader of the countries and peoples that are oppressed. He has shown over the years that even a small heroic country like Serbia can have the greatest athlete of all time, this cannot be hidden.
They may even put him in jail today or tomorrow, but the truth will always find its way to him. Novak fights for the equality of all people on our planet, no matter how much money they have or which God they pray." Then the tough attack on Australia: "The rich world may not allow Nole to play tennis, but now it begins a much more serious race.
On the one hand there are the avid members of world politics and on the other hand there are those like us who believe in a free world and still believe in justice and truth. Australian Open? What can we do if they don't let him play? Now we look forward to Roland Garros and its 21 Slam tournament."
In Serbia, many are doing their utmost and launching in favor of the number one in the world and even the Serbian Prime Minister has harshly attacked Australia's stance.