Serbian football star Aleksandar Mitrovic shared a message of support of encouragament to Novak Djokovic. After landing in Australia on January 5, Djokovic had his visa canceled and was placed in detention. Djokovic appealed the decision and last Monday had his visa reinstated after winning his appeal in court.
On Friday, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke exercised his power to cancel the visa of Djokovic. Djokovic again appealed the decision but this time lost his appeal. "Don't worry about the haters. They are just angry because the truth you speak contradicts the lie they live," Mitrovic said.
Djokovic left the country
After losing his Australia visa appeal, the Djokovic saga finally reached its end as Djokovic left the country. Being stripped of a chance to compete at Melbourne Park certainly hurt a lot but Djokovic accepted the court's 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."