Former world No. 23 Damir Dzumhur said nobody deserved to be treated like Novak Djokovic was treated in Australia. After landing in Australia, Djokovic had his visa canceled and he was put in detention. Djokovic appealed the decision and had his visa reinstated after winning his appeal in court on Monday.
On Friday, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke exercised his power to cancel the visa of Djokovic for a second time. Djokovic appealed the decision but lost his Australia visa appeal on Sunday. After losing his visa appeal, Djokovic was deported from the country.
"Nobody deserved to be treated like this and especially somebody who stands for all players like Novak does! Support for (a) great man on and off (the) court," Dzumhur said in an Instagram story.
Djokovic reacted in a calm manner
"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."