Lacoste releases statement after Novak Djokovic deportation from Australia



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Lacoste releases statement after Novak Djokovic deportation from Australia

Lacoste plans to get in touch with Novak Djokovic as soon as possible to review the events that have accompanied the 34-year-old's presence in Australia. Djokovic, who refused to get vaccinated before the start of the season, flew to Australia after being granted a medical exemption.

In Australia, Djokovic's visa was canceled twice and he was twice placed in detention. "The Australian authorities have canceled the visa of Novak Djokovic. As a result, it will not be possible for him to participate in the Australian Open," Lacoste said in a statement released.

"As soon as possible, we will be in touch with Novak Djokovic to review the events that have accompanied his presence in Australia. "We wish everyone an excellent tournament and thank the organisers for their efforts to ensure that the tournament is held in good conditions for players, staff and spectators."

Djokovic accepted the court's decision

After losing his Australia visa appeal on Sunday, Djokovic 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."