Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic revealed Novak Djokovic asked his country if they could get him out of an immigration hotel.
After Djokovic’s visa cancelled, he appealed the decision and was transported to an immigration hotel.
Djokovic’s request to stay with his team in a rented apartment was rejected.
“We did everything we could. Last night I talked to Novak for the first time, this morning for the second time, in accordance with the agreements we have, Ana Brnabic is just calling on the phone, praying and asking for one thing. That before the final decision of the court on Monday, they allow Novak not to be in this infamous hotel, but in the house he rented. That is what Novak asked from his country, it is our obligation to protect our citizens. I talked to him last night and this morning, our ministry is involved,” Vucic said, per Jutarnji.
Vucic called for Australians to ‘stop harrasing Djokovic’
“Just got off the phone with with Novak Djokovic. I told our Novak that the whole Serbia is with him, and that our authorities are taking all measures to stop the harassment of the best tennis player in the world in the shortest possible period. In accordance with all the norms of international public law, Serbia will fight for Novak Djokovic, for justice and truth. Otherwise, Novak is strong, as we all know him,” Vucic said in an Instagram post before Djokovic’s visa cancelled.
Djokovic brother, Djordje, couldn’t believe his brother was transported to a “dirty hotel.”
“He was taken to a migrant hotel to a dirty room without any belongings, which he was told would be returned to him upon his return to Europe,” Djokovic’s brother, Djordje, said, per Gaspar Ribeiro Lanca.
“He was treated like a criminal while he is a healthy and decent man and a sportsman who has not endangered anyone’s life and has not committed any federal or legal offence.”