Srdjan Djokovic is confident his son Novak will return even stronger after the visa drama as he claims the world No. 1 will win at least 10 more Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic’s visa was cancelled upon his arrival to Australia but the judge reinstated the Serb’s visa in court on Monday.
However, the situation is far from over as Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke could still decide to revoke Djokovic’s visa.
“This will give Novak more strength. They don’t know what they have done. He will win another 10 Grand Slam titles now. […] Novak is doing great. He is mentally very strong,” Srdjan said.
Asked about whether this will leave a mark on Novak, Srdjan Djoković laughed and said: “This will give Novak more strength. They don’t know what they have done. He will win another 10 Grand Slam titles now. […] Novak is doing great. He is mentally very strong.”
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Srdjan was grateful to every Djokovic supporter
“Thank you to everyone in the world that has been fighting for the freedom of speech. Various things have happened, and it’s been difficult but he’s extremely strong mentally. He always tried to help, kept a good behaviour,” Srdjan said, per Tennis Majors.
“The last game have been played the past 5 days. Let him now play the game he’s the best in the world at. They took away his rights. They attempted to persuade him to sign his visa revocation. He refused to because there was no reason.
“He was alone with them for several hours, without a phone. He finally had his phone back and could contact his legal team who made a very good work. We respect the law and rules of every country where we go.”
Djokovic’s brother, Djordje, also thanked everyone who showed support for his brother.
“Thank you to people all over the world, people have risen in defence of Novak, we have seen the footage in front of the detention centre. Also, thank you to Judge Kelly, who was thorough and neutral,” Djordje said, per Sasa Ozmo.
“I am sure judicial system of Australia was under enormous pressure, the whole world was watching.
“Novak is free, he practiced on the courts. He went there to chase another title, with the best possible intent and all the documentation.”