Tennys Sandgren blasted Australian authorities after denying Novak Djokovic’s visa and telling him to leave the country.
Djokovic landed in Melbourne on January 5 and he was held at the Melbourne Airport for nine hours before being told that his visa was denied and to leave the country.
“I’m fascinated that worlds most dominating player is too sick to get vaccinated,” Alla Kudryavtseva tweeted.
Sandgren responded to the tweet by saying: “I’m fascinated that he needs to.”
Djokovic announced on Tuesday that he was granted a medical exemption for the Australian Open.
Sandgren not happy politicians got involved in the Djokovic case
“Just to be crystal clear here; 2 separate medical boards approved his exemption and politicians are stopping it. Australia doesn’t deserve to host a Grand Slam,” Sandgren said in another tweet.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the news on Twitter and said no one is above the rules, not even Djokovic.
“Mr Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules. Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID, we are continuing to be vigilant,” Morrison tweeted.
Before Djokovic’s visa was denied, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic watned Australian authorities 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,” Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in an Instagram post.