- Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic spoke out for the first time after outrage over his entry into Australia.
- The world number one thanked people around the world for their continued support via Instagram.
“I can feel it and appreciate it very much,” the 34-year-old wrote. He did not provide any further information about his status in the Melbourne hotel or his visa details had been revoked.
Thanks Djokovic on Insta Story for the support
Djokovic wants to play in the Australian Open, which kicks off on January 17. Because he is clearly not immune, but a certificate of vaccination is usually required before entry, he has been granted a medical exemption. And with that, he landed in Melbourne on Wednesday.
However, the border guards did not consider that entry rules should be met, so Djokovic was brought to a hotel for those who had to leave the country. Djokovic sued her. A Melbourne court wants to make a decision on Monday.
Another player in the reception center
In addition to the Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic, the Czech tennis player Renata Vorakova has her visa withdrawn. She is in the same reception camp as the Serbian before the Australian Open, the Czech and Australian governments announced on Friday.
It is still open whether Vurakova, who is not included in the singles rankings and is 81st in the double, with which Djokovic is filing a lawsuit against her expulsion, is still open.
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