Renor wave in Serbia for Djokovic retention: It's a shame

"If they can not defeat it, put it on a retention," think many Serbs who follow the treatment in Australia from Novak Djokovic, number one of the ATP, which e

Renor wave in Serbia for Djokovic retention: It's a shame

"If they can not defeat it, put it on a retention," think many Serbs who follow the treatment in Australia from Novak Djokovic, number one of the ATP, which expects, confined, the outcome of the dispute over their visa. Thousands of kilometers from Melbourne, the compatriots of him meet in Belgrade to support the National Champion, at the request of his father.

"What this man is living is a shame," exclaimed Dusan Stojic, a retired gathered before the Serbian Parliament, before breaking into tears. "At first, they invite you and tell her that her papers are in rule, but then retain it in an establishment, it's amazing. A sportsman like him, perhaps the best of all time," said David Lukovic, of 23 years. Social media are full of support messages to Nole and also diatribats against Serbian abuse towards the great circuit dominator.

The president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, denounced a "political hunt" and the chief of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who celebrates Christmas on Friday, sent a message to Djokovic explaining that millions of faithful pray for him around the world. In the country governed by the Ultranationalist Vucic, this situation is considered by many as the last of a long list of humiliations.

The Retaining Center where Djokovic is located, located in the old Park Hotel, houses asylum refugees, trapped in the strict Australian migration system. In any case, border authorities have refused to specify the exact location of Belgrade's player, who hopes to win the judicial battle against the cancellation of him to be able to participate in the Australian Open. 10 days after the start of the tournament, the unknown of Si El Serbian, 34, can seek his tenth victory in Melbourne, the Fourth Consecutive, and beat the record of 21 Grand Slams that he shares with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.

This controversial episode has put in accordance with the Government of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, questioned about the management of this incident a few months from the federal elections of May. Under pressure by the explosion of COVID cases and the collapse of the screening system previously considered effective, Morrison was defended if he had revoked the djokovic visa at the last minute. However, many Australians see this controversy as a distraction while the balance of contagion exceeds 70,000 daily, after almost two years without barely infections.

Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 12:20

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