“One day Novak Djokovic’s father will regret the statements he made,” Boris Becker talks about the Djokovic family’s actions during Novak’s case


“One day Novak Djokovic’s father will regret the statements he made,” Boris Becker talks about the Djokovic family’s actions during Novak’s case

Novak Djokovic, Srdjan Djokovic, Boris Becker

Novak Djokovic had one of the worst welcomes in Australia when he landed on 5th January at Melbourne airport where the player was informed that his visa was cancelled and was taken into questioning by immigration officers who held him for nearly 9 hours as they wanted to know why had he taken the medical exemption instead of getting vaccinated.

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Djokovic’s failure to provide a satisfactory answer led to him getting detained at a federal quarantine centre as his lawyers challenged the case which was then overturned in his favour as he was granted his visa back and allowed entry into the country.

While Novak was detained in the hotel, his fans and followers led protests against the Australian government demanding Novak be freed from the federal facility and be allowed entry into the country. The protests were led by Novak’s father Srdjan and brother Djordje who issued strong statements against the government.

While the statements went good with the ‘NoleFam’, 6-time Grand Slam champion and former coach of Novak, Boris Becker believes otherwise. “The father certainly overreached the goal. He will certainly regret some of the statements he made four or five days ago. The fact that statements were made by his family didn’t exactly help him. His parents are very emotional – and his brother too, that’s not always understandable,” said Becker during Eurosport Germany’s Das Gelbe vom Ball podcast.

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Novak Djokovic taken into federal quarantine center once again

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Despite Djokovic winning the court case, he was still not assured of his stay in the country as the Immigration Minister of Australia, Alex Hawke, had the veto to cancel a person’s visa at any time without the need of giving an explanation why was it cancelled. While the minister did not use the power immediately, he took the decision on Friday, 14th January, to exercise his power.

This led to Djokovic being taken into the federal hotel as his lawyers approached the court to challenge the decision once again with the final result expected on Sunday, 16th January, a day prior to the start of the 2022 Australian Open where Novak is seeded first and is scheduled to start against Miomir Kecmanovic on the 17th itself.

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