Greg Rusedski has been enjoying this year's Australian Open but says not having Novak Djokovic just "does not feel right." Djokovic has been absolutely dominant at Melbourne Park throughout his career as he owns a record of nine titles at Melbourne Park.
Unfortunately for Djokovic, he was stripped of a chance to compete for a 10th title after Australia Immigration Minister Alex Hawke exercised his powers to cancel his visa. "Watching the @AustralianOpen has been great to see so much quality tennis.
But I have to say it does not feel right not having the world number 1 @DjokerNole in the men's draw," Rusedski tweeted.
Djokovic appealed but lost
After Immigration Minister canceled the visa of Djokovic, Djokovic appealed the decision.
Last Sunday, Djokovic lost the case and was deported from the country. After losing the case, Djokovic released a statement. “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."