Djordje Djokovic: Prime Minister is above court, Novak is in political whirlwind

Djordje Djokovic revealed the Djokovic family went the whole night without sleep as they wanted to follow Novak’s visa court hearing. 

After landing in Melbourne on January 5, Djokovic was detained at the Melbourne Airport for nine hours before the Australian Border Force cancelled his visa. 

Djokovic was then transported to an immigration hotel, where he spent the next few days. 

Djokovic had a visa court hearing on Monday and the judge decided to reinstate the Serb’s visa. 

“Night without sleep for our whole family, really rough moments. Novak has shown that he is persistent and that he believes in his ideals. He won this fight for the whole world,” Djordje said on Serbian TV, as quoted on Tennis Majors.

The Djokovic situation far from over

Even after the judge decided to reinstate the Serb’s visa, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is still reportedly trying to prevent Djokovic from playing at the Australian Open. 

“The Judge has made the right ruling based on facts, but we are receiving info that the Minister is above the court. Novak is in a political whirlwind, the people in Australia are unhappy since they have been locked down basically since the pandemic started.” Djordje stated.

“t’s definitely politics. What we can do is to let this be known all over social media – they want to capture and lock up Novak again.

“That’s the last info, we are currently consulting with PRs about our next steps. He is at the moment with his lawyers in the room they were during the hearing, thinking about his options.”

While Djokovic was in an immigration hotel, Djordje said: “I think Novak went through all possible phases and moods – he was angry, unhappy, sad, perhaps even laughing with irony, but he is peaceful now.”

It remains to be seen how will the whole Djokovic situation unfold.