Martina Navratilova: Biggest mistake was started all by Novak Djokovic

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Martina Navratilova: Biggest mistake was started all by Novak Djokovic

Former world No. 1 Martina Navratilova appeared to suggest that the whole Novak Djokovic fiasco could have been avoided had the Serb taken the vaccine. Navratilova said there were many mistakes on many different parts but added the biggest one was started by Djokovic.

"Novak is on a plane as we speak, back to Europe. It's just so unfortunate that we're talking about this rather than tennis," Navratilova said on Tennis Channel, as quoted on Sportskeeda. "So now that we have clarity as you said, now we can talk about tennis.

But bottomline it goes back to - there were so many mistakes made, on so many different parts, many unforced errors but the biggest one (was) started all by Novak."

Djokovic deported from Australia

After losing his Australia visa appeal, Djokovic accepted the court's decision and left the country.

"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."