Djokovic: Australia ‘Humiliated Themselves’ With Court Ruling, Says Serbian President

1/16/2022 2:40:00 PM

Djokovic: Australia ‘Humiliated Themselves’ With Court Ruling, Says Serbian President

Djokovic: Australia ‘Humiliated Themselves’ With Court Ruling, Says Serbian President

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic lashed out at Australian authorities Sunday morning, hours after a federal court paved the way for the deportation of Novak Djokovic on the eve of the Australian Open over his vaccine status.

Vucic has remained steadfast in his support for Djokovic throughout the drama, calling the earlier detention of the unvaccinated tennis star a “political witch hunt”.“I spoke earlier to Novak Djokovic after the decision and I encouraged him. We look forward to seeing him return to his country, where he is always welcome,” the president added.

READ ALSO[Djokovic] Australian Open More Important Than Any Player, Says NadalEarlier in Australia, Djokovic said he was “extremely disappointed” by the federal court’s ruling that upheld the government’s right to rip up his visa over fears he is stoking anti-vaccine sentiment and dashed his dream of a record 21st Grand Slam

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He is not vaxxed but wants to come and play where everyone coming to watch him is vaxxed. He humilated himself by lying. He should go home cos he is not a true professional athlete. Serbian president shouldn't talk. Not true! Novak humiliated himself, Australia maintained national self respect. Pity The remarks from the Serbian President were absolutely irresponsible, Djokovic lied on his immigration forms, which is an offence and was quite rightly thrown out of Australia..Djokovic humiliated himself and Serbia.

Djokovic to be deported from Australia after losing court case | TheCableNovak Djokovic, men’s world number one tennis star, lost the second visa cancellation appeal case against the Australian government on Sunday. The decision means Djokovic will not participate in this So sad Pure madness from Australia!

BREAKING: Djokovic loses fight against Australia deportationNovak Djokovic lost his bid to avoid deportation from Australia on Sunday, with a Federal Court unanimously rejecting his appeal to stay in Good. No competition or person should be above a country Follow back let’s talk business They know he will win the Australia Open.

BREAKING: Australian Open: Djokovic loses appeal, will now be deportedDjokovic will be deported from Australia and banned from entering the country for three years

Djokovic declared public threat, detained again in AustraliaAustralia returned Novak Djokovic to detention on Saturday, saying the tennis star’s opposition to vaccination could cause “civil unrest” and triggering a high-profile court showdown. Indeed, I smell political intimidation and embarrassment from Australian authority.

Australia cancels Djokovic visa again | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsAustralia has cancelled Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time in a sensational new attempt to deport the unvaccinated tennis superstar Friday.

Breaking: Again, Australia Revokes Novak Djokovic’s VisaAustralia has revoked tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time in a row over his right to remain in the country unvaccinated. The decision on “health and good order” gr… Please, can we know the reasons.

“They think that they have by this, this mistreatment of ten days humiliated Djokovic, but they have humiliated themselves.Novak Djokovic , men’s world number one tennis star, lost the second visa cancellation appeal case against the Australian government on Sunday.the country and defend his Australian Open title.Pocket Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility Good journalism costs a lot of money.

Djokovic can return to his country with his head held high,” Vucic told a state media outlet. Vucic has remained steadfast in his support for Djokovic throughout the drama, calling the earlier detention of the unvaccinated tennis star a “political witch hunt”. The 34-year-old had earlier entered Australia with a visa that included a health exemption certificate but cancelled by the Australia border force. “I spoke earlier to Novak Djokovic after the decision and I encouraged him. We look forward to seeing him return to his country, where he is always welcome,” the president added.” Advertisement Unlike the outcome of the first appeal, Djokovic’s defence could not sway the three-judge panel of the federal court who upheld the government’s re-cancellation decision on “public health grounds”. READ ALSO [Djokovic] Australian Open More Important Than Any Player, Says Nadal Earlier in Australia, Djokovic said he was “extremely disappointed” by the federal court’s ruling that upheld the government’s right to rip up his visa over fears he is stoking anti-vaccine sentiment and dashed his dream of a record 21st Grand Slam In Serbia, the ruling stoked outrage among Djokovic’s fans.

“It’s a farce … All this has nothing to do with the sport,” Nebojsa Viskovic, a journalist covering notably tennis, told AFP. Djokovic has won the Australian Open a record nine times and has been the defending champion since 2019. “All the criticism about whether he was vaccinated or not doesn’t hold water.” Many other Serbs echoed the view. “The decision is not a surprise but is still shameful,” said Jadranka Misic, a 29-year-old sociologist from Belgrade. For tennis fan Milovan Jankovic, Australia and the tournament itself had secured little more than a Pyrrhic victory.

“It’s going to be ridiculous to hold the tournament without the defending champion and nine-time winner. “If I were Djokovic I would never set foot in Australia again,” the 57-year-old salesman added. An “extremely disappointed” Djokovic said he would comply with the unanimous ruling. AFP .