'I believe Novak Djokovic will go down as...', says former ATP star

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'I believe Novak Djokovic will go down as...', says former ATP star

Novak Djokovic was received this Thursday by the president of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic after the scandal he experienced upon his arrival in Melbourne to play in the Australian Open without having been vaccinated and which ended with the Serbian deported from the country after being considered a health risk public.

Djokovic wanted to thank Vucic for the support he received during his particular odyssey in Australia. "He wanted to see them because he felt the need to thank them for their support and that of all the institutions after the unfortunate events in Australia.

I had great support from Serbia and many people sent me messages of encouragement. As the president of Serbia, you were under no obligation to support me, but I want you to know that I am very grateful to you. He put himself in a very compromising position and I will never forget that."

The Serbian tennis player also took the opportunity to send a message about when he will tell his version of the events of what he experienced in Australia. "The circumstances under which I was held showed that this connection will work forever.

And to the media, I would like to say that since I have not given any explanations about what happened in Australia, I ask for your patience, because I will make an official statement in the next 7 or 10 days." Support from the Prosecutor's Office The Belgrade prosecutor's office on Wednesday dismissed a complaint that the tennis player Novak Djokovic would have used a falsified PCR to obtain exemption from vaccination against the coronavirus and be able to travel to Melbourne for the Australian Open.

Blake pays tribute to Novak Djokovic

Former World No. 4 James Blake believes Novak Djokovic will go down as the "greatest champion" in tennis history. James Blake, the tournament director for the Miami Masters, said the Serb would be allowed to compete in the ATP 1000 event even if he is not vaccinated, provided he is allowed to fly into the country and is willing to undergo a period of quarantine.

“We’d love to have him, he’s one of the greatest champions we’ve ever had in the sport. I believe he will go down as the greatest champion. He still got quite a few more years of being at or near the top of the game," Blake said.

"It’s a matter of him figuring out how to navigate this time, the protocols, what’s safe, what isn’t safe?”