Nick Kyrgios criticizes the “very bad” treatment of Novak Djokovic in the visa dispute

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this week that Djokovic has not disclosed his vaccination status publicly and that he has “no effective medical exemption” for vaccination requirements upon arrival in Australia.

“Look, I absolutely believe in taking action, I was vaccinated for the health of others and my mother (sic), but our handling of Novak was terrible, really terrible,” Kyrgios wrote Twitter on Friday.

“Like these memes and headlines, this is one of our great champions, but in the final analysis, he is human. Doing better.”

The 93rd in the world, Kyrgios, has never been shy about expressing his thoughts. He has previously criticized Djokovic’s actions during the pandemic—especially during the Adria Tour of Doom in 2020, including Many players, including Djokovic, tested positive for the new crown virus -19.
Kyrgios is believed to have operated a children's tennis clinic in Boston before last year's Laval Cup.
In November last year, Kyrgios stated that he believed that anyone should not be forced to vaccinate, but later added that it was morally incorrect to accept unvaccinated overseas players into Australia.

Djokovic is currently tied for 20 Grand Slam singles titles with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and hopes to win his 10th Australian Open in Melbourne. He also has teammate John Yi Snell’s support, while his visa problem continues.

“What Novak is going through right now is not right,” Isner wrote On Twitter. “There is no reason for the treatment he accepted. He followed the rules and was allowed to enter Australia, and now he is being detained against his will. It is a shame.”
At the same time, Nadal was less sympathetic to Djokovic: “He made his own decision, everyone is free to make his own decision, but there will be some consequences,” the Spaniard was in Melbourne on Thursday Tell reporters.

“Of course, I don’t like the situation now. In a sense, I feel sorry for him. But at the same time, he knew the situation many months ago, so he made his own decision.”

Djokovic’s legal team has sought an emergency injunction against the decision to revoke his visa while he continues to be held in Melbourne. According to Reuters and public broadcaster ABC, the country’s federal court has postponed the decision on whether he will be allowed to stay in Australia or be deported until Monday.

On Friday, Australian Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews stated that Djokovic was “not captured” in the country.

Andrews told ABC: “He can leave at any time, and the border guards will actually facilitate this.” “It is the responsibility of individual travelers to ensure that they have all the necessary documents to enter Australia.”

Andrews’ comments came after Djokovic’s family in Serbia’s hometown protested the actions of the Australian authorities.

“They captured him. Our Novak is our pride. Novak is Serbia, Serbia is Novak,” Djokovic’s father Srjan said on Thursday.

“They trample Novak, so they trample Serbia and the Serbian people… They want to underestimate him and make him kneel down, not only him, but also our country, our beautiful Serbia.

“We are Serbs, proud Europeans, civilized people. We have never attacked anyone, we just defend ourselves.”

Srdan Djokovic spoke at a rally in front of the Serbian National Assembly in Belgrade on Thursday.

Djokovic’s wife Jelena took a more gentle attitude when she first publicly discussed the situation on social media: “I took a deep breath to calm down, and at this moment expressed gratitude for what was happening ( And understanding),” she wrote on Instagram.

“The only law that all of us should respect on every border is love and respect for another person.”

CNN’s Sophie Jeong, Niamh Kennedy, AnneClaire Stapleton and Jessie Yeung reported.

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