Nikola Cacic ripped Australia's treatment of Novak Djokovic as he said Australia treated the world No. 1 like a punching bag. During his 10 days in Australia, Djokovic's visa was twice canceled and he was twice detained.
The Djokovic visa debacle reached its end on Sunday after the world No. 1 lost his visa appeal in court. "It would be fair if they had rejected him initially. This was, it turned into a political reality show, not sports.
Djokovic was the victim, like a punching bag. He didn't deserve to be treated in such a manner," Cacic told Nova.rs, as revealed by Sasa Ozmo.
Djokovic deported on Sunday
After losing his visa appeal, Djokovic accepted the court's decision and left Australia.
Also, Djokovic admitted he felt uncomfortable for all the attention his case drew. “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."