Australian Open 2022: National Hero & World No.1 Novak Djokovic gets full support from Serbian PM in Australia visa fight- check details

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic- Serbian PM- Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has offered her complete support for national hero Novak Djokovic in the fight against Australian visa. She said that the government is offering full support to allow the defending champion to play for the record 10th Australian Open crown & 21st Grand Slam that will pip him past Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal. Follow Aus Open 2022 latest updates on InsideSport.IN

Australian Open 2022: National Hero & World No.1 Novak Djokovic gets full support from Serbian PM in Australia visa fight- check details

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Brnabic said she had also spoken with Australian government officials and that the talks had been constructive.

“It’s a positive tone from the Australian side. The Serbian government is ready to provide all the guarantees necessary for Novak to be allowed to enter Australia, the Serbian president (Aleksandar Vucic) is also involved,” she added.

Serbian Parliament speaker Ivica Dacic also threw his support behind the tennis world number one.

“Novak is already a winner, it’s obvious that they won’t let him play so that he is unable to become the best tennis player in history,” he told RTS state TV.

“I hope this (Australian) Prime Minister (Scott Morrison) at some point gets into a situation of being treated the way he is treating others now.”

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic- Serbian PM- Djokovic, a vocal opponent of vaccine mandates, has been holed up in a Melbourne hotel since Thursday after his visa was cancelled due to problems with the medical exemption from vaccination granted by the organisers of the Australian Open.

“He’s staying in Park Hotel until the final decision is made,” Brnabic told Serbian media.

“We’ve managed to make sure gluten-free food is delivered to him, as well as exercising tools, a laptop and a SIM card so that he is able to be in contact with his family.”

Djokovic, who is seeking to win a record 21st Grand Slam title at the tournament this month, said in a legal challenge on Saturday that he had been given the medical exemption because he had contracted COVID-19 last month.

A court hearing will be held on Monday over the visa cancellation. The drama has already become a diplomatic issue, with Serbia accusing Australia of treating Djokovic, 34, like a prisoner. It has also become a flashpoint for opponents of vaccine mandates around the world.

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic falls in his own trap, lawyers say he had Covid on Dec 16 but was photographed attending events on 16 and 17

Australian Open 2022: National Hero & World No.1 Novak Djokovic gets full support from Serbian PM in Australia visa fight- check details

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