Former world No. 1 Venus Williams is rooting for Novak Djokovic to win the Australian Open.
On Monday, the judge reinstated Djokovic’s visa and the Serb is now expected to play at the Australian Open.
After winning his case in court, Djokovic shared a message in an Instagram post.
“I am pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened in the past week, I want to stay and to try to compete at the Australian Open. I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans. For now I cannot say more but THANK YOU for standing with me through all this and encouraging me to stay strong,” Djokovic said in an Instagram post.
Williams rooting for Djokovic
“Win it all!” Williams wrote in the comment section.
After Djokovic’s visa was reinstated, his father Srdjan claimed the Australian authorities “tried to pursuade Djokovic to sign his visa revocation.”
“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.”
The Djokovic visa drama still isn’t over as Immigration Minister Alex Hawke could use his powers to cancel the visa of the world No. 1.