Andrey Rublev gives his thoughts on Novak Djokovic controversy

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Andrey Rublev gives his thoughts on Novak Djokovic controversy

World No. 5 Andrey Rublev described the Novak Djokovic drama as "very confusing" and said no player would like to find himself in that situation. After landing in Australia, Djokovic was detained, his visa was cancelled and he was transported to an immigration hotel.

Djokovic won his appeal in court as the judge reinstated his visa. "I had no problem entering the country as I'm vaccinated. The situation with Novak is very confusing. We don't know all the details," Rublev told TASS.

"Personal agreements do not give an athlete the right to cross the border, the law of the country is the law. None of us would want to get into such a situation. In can only shrug my shoulders and regret that instead of tennis, everyone is discussing these things."

Djokovic was defended by his mother

Djokovic's mother, Dijana, said no way she would force her son to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

"Novak is 34, me as a mother, I don’t have a way of pressuring him. He has his own philosophy of life. If he thinks like that, I can only say OK'," Dijana told Sunrise, as revealed by Sasa Ozmo. "I know he is the healthiest guy in the world, he takes care of his body, nobody can imagine the dedication.

If he doesn’t want to vaccinate, that is his choice, just like anyone else’s." After winning his appeal, Djokovic said he was pleased and grateful. "I am pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation.

Despite all that has happened in the past week, I want to stay and to try to compete at the Australian Open. I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans.

For now I cannot say more but THANK YOU for standing with me through all this and encouraging me to stay strong."