Novak Djokovic pointed out on Thursday that his detention and deportation from Australia, which prevented him from competing in the Australian Open, have been "unlucky," in accordance with The linked Press.
Djokovic, who met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, also called the saga "surprising."
"i wanted to satisfy with you today because, primarily as a citizen of Serbia, I felt a very good should thanks for awesome aid that you, as the president of Serbia, gave me, in addition to all state institutions all the way through the unfortunate events in Australia," Djokovic talked about to Vucic, according to the AP.
"besides the fact that children i used to be on my own in detention, and confronted with many issues and challenges, I wasn't feeling lonely. I had huge guide basically from my family, the entire shut individuals in my lifestyles, whole Serbian nation, many americans with decent intentions from the vicinity and the area."
Djokovic turned into denied permission to enter Australia because of the nation's vaccine necessities. He had submitted a prior advantageous COVID-19 verify for exemption from the vaccine necessities, as he had lately recovered from the virus. however, as a result of he became unvaccinated, Australian officers determined to cancel his visa.
Djokovic become criticized with the aid of some lovers for assembly with Vucic, who has been accused of autocratic rule, the AP mentioned, including that critics of the president say he used the assembly with the universal tennis star to enhance his own standing forward of the April elections.