Filmmaker Francis Maxwell gives his thoughts on Novak Djokovic controversy



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Filmmaker Francis Maxwell gives his thoughts on Novak Djokovic controversy

Filmmaker Francis Maxwell thinks the tennis association “would be sharpening their knives” of Naomi Osaka or Serena Williams acted in the way Novak Djokovic has over the past few weeks. After refusing to reveal his vaccination status for month, Djokovic announced he was granted a medical exemption for the Australian Open.

After landing in Australia, Djokovic had his visa revoked and he was transported to an immigration hotel. An unvaccinated Djokovic won his appeal and got his visa back. Osaka received lots of criticism following her decision to skip press conferences at the French Open.

Osaka cited her mental health well-being as the reason for her decision to skip pressers at Roland Garros. “Let me say this, if Naomi Osaka, or Serena Williams acted in the way Novak Djokovic has acted in the past couple weeks- the tennis association would be sharpening their knives.

They hung Osaka out to dry because she missed a couple pressers, meanwhile on Djokovic...(crickets),” Maxwell tweeted.

Maxwell adds more on the Djokovic situation

“This blew up.

Nothing to promote so I’ll double down: I remember Djokovic chiming in on Osaka skipping press conferences citing ‘following the rules’. I also remember every time Serena dare speak out about anything this is the type of response she gets.

See the difference?” Maxwell added.

After winning his appeal, Djokovic took to Instagram. “I’m 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,” Djokovic said in an Instagram post after winning his case in court.