The case of Novak Djokovic continues to be debated and above all in Serbia there is still tension and criticism is being made of the choice of the Australian government to refuse the visa of the most influential sportsman in their country, the best tennis player in the world and one of the best in the history of tennis.
The basketball player Nikola Vucevic, NBA star and also a very influential figure in Serbia, openly criticized the choice of the Australian government and on social media said: "Covid has nothing to do with it, what happened to Djokovic is just a political maneuver.
from some Australians to show off, there is neither the Coronavirus nor the visa problems they talked about later. It is very sad how they treated a great champion." After an initial despondency, the number one in the world commented on the decision and in any case thanked his fans and all those who followed him with the following message: "I would like to make a short statement to comment on the outcome of the court hearing, now.
I will take some time to rest and recover, before making any further comments beyond this, I am extremely disappointed with the Court ruling to discuss my request 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."
Novak Djokovic had a torrid 10 days
Legandary tennis coach Toni Nadal believes Novak Djokovic will be forced to rethink his principles if there is a Covid-19 vaccine mandate in place to play at Roland Garros. The World No.
1 was deported from Australia ahead of the Australian Open, which started on Monday, following a saga which lasted almost two weeks. "It is a debate that has transcended the world of sports about whether we vaccinate or not," added the Spaniard.
"If they tell you that to play you have to comply with regulations, then you comply or not. Yes, [if] everyone would have taken Djokovic's line if he hadn't been vaccinated, maybe there wouldn't be an Australian Open.
The ATP asks you to get vaccinated and the other two players who have not been vaccinated agreed not to go play. One can have his convictions, but at a given moment you still have to rethink them when they tell you that things are going this way," Nadal said.
"I suppose he will do something because if they tell him that he will not be able to play at Roland Garros either, he has a big problem. There will be no choice but to rethink his principles. Let's hope that the pandemic passes quickly, that everything returns to normal and that Djokovic can also return to normal."