Former world No. 1 Boris Becker thought the Novak Djokovic family made some unnecessary comments, especially father Srdjan.
After Djokovic’s visa was cancelled, he was transported to an immigration hotel where he spent few days before appearing in front of the judge.
“The father certainly overreached the goal,” Becker said on Eurosport Germany’s Das Gelbe vom Ball podcast, as quoted on Tennishead.
“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.”
Djokovic’s father made some ‘stunning’ claims
“Jesus was crucified on the cross, and everything was done to him, but he is alive among us even now. Now Novak is being crucified, they are doing everything to him,” Srdjan said while Novak was detained.
While Djokovic was detained at the airport and interrogated, Srdjan called for people to gather on the street and fight.
“I have no idea what is going on,” Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, told Serbian media. “They have been holding my son captive for five hours.
“If they don’t let him go in half an hour, we will gather on the street.
“This is a fight for everyone.”
While Djokovic was in detention, Srdjan claimed the real truth was that his son was placed in prison.
“Novak and his team filed the same type of documents as those 25 other tennis players and they didn’t have any problems, just Novak. They wanted to humiliate him,” Srdjan said.
“He’s not in detention, he’s in prison. They took all of his stuff, even his wallet. They left him with just a phone and no change of clothes, nowhere to wash his face. He’s in prison, our pride is a prisoner of these idiots.”