John Isner on Novak Djokovic visa cancelation: This isn't right



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John Isner on Novak Djokovic visa cancelation: This isn't right

Former world No. 8 John Isner said Novak Djokovic will always be a class and an absolute legend. On Sunday, Djokovic lost his Australia visa appeal. Djokovic, a record nine-time Australian Open champion, now won't have a chance to compete at Melbourne Park this year.

Djokovic flew to Australia after being granted a medical exemption but had his visa canceled upon his arrival to Melbourne. Djokovic appealed the decision and got his visa reinstated before it was revoked for a second time.

"Nole always has and always will be class. He’s an absolute legend in my book that has brought so much good to millions around the world. This isn’t right," Isner said in a response to the statement Djokovic released.

Djokovic accepted the court's decision

After losing his appeal, Djokovic accepted the decision and said he would take some time before deciding his next step.

"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."