Belgrade. serbian tennis player Novak Djokovik (Novak Djokovic) met the President of his country, Aleksandr Vucic, on Thursday. Djokovic termed his detention and deportation in Australia as an unfortunate incident. Due to this, he could not defend his title in the first Grand Slam Australian Open (Australian Open-2022) of the year.
Novak Djokovik Also thanked President Vucic of Serbia for his support. Djokovic was deported from the country for failing to meet Australia’s strict Covid-19 vaccination requirements. This top-ranking tennis star met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and also recalled the 11-day incident regarding visa in Australia.
Djokovic, 34, said, ‘I wanted to meet you today because as a citizen of Serbia I wanted to thank you for the way you and the state institutions supported me during the unfortunate events in Australia.’
He further said, ‘I was definitely alone in custody, I faced many problems and challenges but I did not feel alone. I was getting full support of my family, close people and the entire Serbian nation. Although he did not talk about the incidents in Australia but promised that he would present his case later.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 03, 2022, 18:53 IST