After the decision to cancel the visa taken by the Australian Federal Court, Novak Djokovic returned to his Belgrade and was greeted by thousands of fans at the airport. The Serbian, as specified by his mother Dijana, will not release official statements on the matter in the coming days.
Djokovic's situation could become more complicated than expected, because the French government has also adopted the bill that provides for the introduction of the vaccination pass. The risk is that Djokovic will be forced to miss Roland Garros too.
"The vaccination pass has been adopted. As soon as the law is promulgated, it will become mandatory for entry into public buildings already subject to the health pass (stadiums, theaters) and will be valid for everyone: spectators, athletes, professionals and non-professionals, French and foreign," wrote the French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu.
"Thanks to the sports movement for convincing the last, unvaccinated few. We will work together to preserve competitions and to be the ambassadors of these measures internationally." Roxana Maracineanu, in the words gathered by the Reuters agency, then spoke directly about Roland Garros, which this year will be played from May 16 to June 5.
"Roland Garros is in May, the situation could change between now and then and we hope it will be more favorable. So we will see, but clearly right now there is no exemption." The feeling is that Djokovic will have to make an important decision about his tennis future, because all the major tournaments are oriented to open their doors only to the vaccinated.
Recall that the Serbian has won 20 Majors and shares the Slam record with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard is the only one of the Big 3 present in Melbourne and will therefore have a great opportunity.
Srdjan Djokovic: "50 bullets, they murdered my son Novak"
After weeks of debates in the Italian morning (late afternoon in Australia) the expulsion of the world number one Novak Djokovic was officially sanctioned.
The Federal Court, composed of James Allsop, Anthony Besanko and David O'Callaghan, examined the arguments of the defense of the Serbian tennis player and the government and finally decided to oust Novak Djokovic from Australia.
Consequently, the tennis player, number one and reigning champion, will not be able to defend the title of the Australian Open (they start in the night) and will be forced to return to his country and greet the dream twenty-first Grand Slam.
A serious loss for tennis and for the tournament with the Government of the oceanic continent that did not accept the medical exemption and that cut out the champion. The assault from Serbia could not be missing with Nole's father, Srdjan Djokovic, who harshly attacked the Australian government and on social media said: "The attempt to assassinate the best sportsman in the world is over, 50 bullets in Novak's chest."
For now this message showing the anger of the Balkan tennis player's parent. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke to the Tanjug agency as follows: "It was a witch hunt against a person and a country, they wanted to demonstrate and clarify what they can do against anyone.
You have not humiliated Novak but yourselves: you have mistreated a tennis player, the number one in the world, waited ten days to communicate a decision that we have all known for ten days." Many reactions arrived and the Serbian world did not like the attitude in the against Nole, according to many abused and who suffered a harsh and heavy attitude.
Now the favorites for the tournament become the two real seeds of the tournament, namely the Russian Daniil Medvedev and the German Alexander Zverev, without forgetting the only remaining member of the Big Three, namely the Spanish Rafael Nadal.