Miomir Kecmanovic: I'm affected by everything that happened to Novak Djokovic



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Miomir Kecmanovic: I'm affected by everything that happened to Novak Djokovic

Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic absolutely thinks Novak Djokovic didn't deserve to be deported from Australia. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, lost his Australia visa appeal on Sunday. Kecmanovic, who was drawn to meet Djokovic in the Australian Open first round, will now be clashing lucky loser Salvatore Caruso.

"I haven’t talked to many players, but the ones I did talk to agree that this was nonsense that never should’ve happened. He was treated unjustly by politicians. Him not playing is a huge loss for the sport," Kecmanovic said, per Sasa Ozmo.

"I am affected by everything, because I will always be grateful to Novak for his support and unselfishness in helping me. He always has the energy to share his knowledge and experience. If I win my 1R match, I will dedicate that win to Novak."

Djokovic accepted the 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."