Dusan Lajovic: What Australia did to Novak Djokovic was terribly wrong



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Dusan Lajovic: What Australia did to Novak Djokovic was terribly wrong

Serbia's Dusan Lajovic thinks Australia treated Novak Djokovic "terribly wrong." During his 10 days in Australia, Djokovic's visa was twice canceled and he was twice placed in detention. On Sunday, Djokovic lost his Australia visa appeal and left the country.

"I think the way they treated him was terribly wrong, the decision itself was terribly wrong and also the reason why they did it was terribly wrong. Based on an idea.. It’s not the right way," Lajovic said, per Sasa Ozmo.

Lajovic suggested the majoritry of players were rooting for Djokivic.

"When I talk to the guys in the locker room, the support was big. Maybe not on social media, but in the locker room, yes. Maybe not to the extent it should be, I don’t know why," Lajovic claimed.

Lajovic noticed Djokovic wasn't supported by the top players

"Many from the top did not support him.

Maybe they know Novak is one of favourites of the title, one obstacle less for them, but I don’t know whether that was their point of view. I tried to stay off the media because there was many half-information," Lajovic said.

Also, Lajovic gave his thoughts on Djokovic's future. "Pandemic, governments, vaccine-mandates. Some tough choices, but nobody knows what will happen, the situation can change.

At the end of the day, I hope that tennis players can participate in tournaments in a way they feel is the best for them," Lajovic explained.

After losing his visa appeal, Djokovic accepted the decision.

"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," Djokovic said in a statement.

"I respect the Court's ruling and I will cooperate with the relevant authorities in relation to my departure from the country."