Alize Cornet: Novak Djokovic is always there for players, none of us stood up for him



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Alize Cornet: Novak Djokovic is always there for players, none of us stood up for him

Former world No. 11 Alize Cornet suggested Novak Djokovic deserved to be shown more support from the players during the whole Australia visa fiasco. After landing in Australia, Djokovic's visa was canceled and he was placed in detention.

Djokovic appealed the decision and had his visa reinstated after winning his case in court on Monday. On Friday, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke exercised his power to cancel the visa of Djokovic. On Sunday, Djokovic lost his Australia visa appeal in the federal court.

"I know too little to judge the situation. What I know is that Novak is always the first one to stand for the players. But none of us stood for him. Be strong @DjokerNole," Cornet tweeted.

Djokovic accepted the court's decision

"I would like to make a brief statement to address the outcome's of today's Court hearing, I will now be taking some time to rest and recuperate, before making any further comments beyond this," Djokovic said in a statement.

"I'm extremely disappointed with the Court ruling to discuss my application for judicial review of the Minister's decision to cancel my visa, which means I cannot stay in Australia and participate in the Australian Open.

"I respect the Court's ruling and I will cooperate with the relevant authorities in relation to my departure from the country. "I'm uncomfortable that the focus of the past weeks has been on me and I hope that we can all now focus on the game and tournament I love, I would like to wish the players, tournament officials, staff, volunteers and fans all the best for the tournament.

"Finally, I would like to thank my family, friends, team, supporters, fans and my fellow Serbians for your continued support. You have all been a great source of strength for me." Djokovic is a record nine-time Australian Open champion but unfortunately he won't be battling for a record 21st Grand Slam at Melbourne Park.