Djordje Djokovic believes his brother Novak went “through all possible moods” but thinks the world No. 1 is at peace now. Djokovic was detained at the Melbourne Airport for nine hours before he was told his visa was cancelled.
Djokovic was then transported to an immigration hotel. Djokovic appealed the decision and he has a court hearing scheduled for Monday. “I think Novak went through all possible phases and moods – he was angry, unhappy, sad, perhaps even laughing with irony, but he is peaceful now,” Djordje said, as revealed by Sasa Ozmo.
Djordje Djokovic (quote from yesterday): I think Novak went through all possible phases and moods – he was angry, unhappy, sad, perhaps even laughing with irony, but he is peaceful now. — Saša Ozmo (@ozmo_sasa) January 8, 2022
Djordje Djokovic ripped the Australian authorities
Djordje didn’t back down while describing how he felt about the whole situation, saying his brother was “treated like a criminal”.
“He was taken to a migrant hotel to a dirty room without any belongings, which he was told would be returned to him upon his return to Europe,” Djordje said a few days ago, per Gaspar Ribeiro Lanca. “He was treated like a criminal while he is a healthy and decent man and a sportsman who has not endangered anyone’s life and has not committed any federal or legal offence”.
Djordje’s girlfriend, Saska Veselinov, shared a message of support to the world No. 1. “Truth always finds its way. We believe that you'll come out of this situation even stronger, and for us you're already the winner.
You daily teach us with your actions,” Vaselinov said in an Instagram post. Djokovic’s mother, Dijana, couldn’t believe the treatment her son was receiving. “It is very difficult for me to go through this.
No one deserved this kind of treatment, especially not him. This is a political position, that he cannot play, it is a scandal. To put him in dirty hotels, to have no contact with us, is an unprecedented treatment," Dijana Djokovic said. It remains to be seen if Djokovic will get his visa and be allowed to play the Australian Open.