Coach Marian Vajda: The Australia visa debacle hit Novak Djokovic mentally



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Coach Marian Vajda: The Australia visa debacle hit Novak Djokovic mentally

Coach Marian Vajda thinks the whole Australia visa debacle hurt Novak Djokovic mentally and it will take time for Djokovic to overcome what happened to him in Australia. During his 10 days in Australia, Djokovic’s visa was twice canceled and he was twice placed in detention.

After losing his Australia visa appeal last Sunday, Diokovic was deported from the country. Djokovic returned to Belgrade, where he hasn’t yet made any comments about the whole Australia visa debacle. “I haven't communicated with him since he arrived in Belgrade.

No one knows. It is clear that it hit him mentally, it will hurt him for a long time and it will be difficult to get it out of his head,” Vajda told aktuality.sk.

Djokovic released a statement

After losing his appeal, Djokovic accepted the court’s decision and said he would take time before making any public comments on the situation.

“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."