Former British Politician Gives Inside Information on Novak Djokovic Situation After Talking to His Family

Published 01/08/2022, 9:39 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 5, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his quarter final match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Amid all the concerns surrounding the situation of Novak Djokovic in Australia, British broadcaster Nigel Farage has come in support of the Serbian. Earlier, Djokovic entered the country to take part in the Australian Open, only to be denied the opportunity to retain his crown. Now, Farage has revealed that he is in touch with Novak’s family.

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Till the end of 2021, Novak Djokovic didn’t reveal his plans for the upcoming season. Only in the first week of January did the World No.1 make a sudden public announcement. Taking to social media, he said that he will be travelling Down Under with exemption permission.

Having arrived in Melbourne, however, the 20-time Grand Slam champion was denied entry, as there were issues with his visa.

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Nigel Farage comes in support of Novak Djokovic

With apparent miscommunication between the government and Tennis Australia, everything was at a standstill. However, there was no way through for Djokovic. As a result, the 34-year-old was detained and kept in a local hotel. As per sources, he wasn’t granted access to phone either.

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Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

With the final decision yet to be made, UK’s Honorary President of Reform, Nigel Farage, has given a vital update. “I am talking with the Djokovic family, and they are clear that Tennis Australia, in line with Victoria State law, allowed Novak to come to Australia as he had proof of a positive PCR test within the last 6 months.

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“He was then arrested, his phone and wallet taken. When the Australian Home Affairs Minister says Novak Djokovic is free to leave, she is NOT being straight. Unless he makes an appeal, he will face an automatic three-year visa ban – so has to stay in prison conditions until the hearing on Monday.”

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Things are going from bad to worse for Novak Djokovic. Nonetheless, it is encouraging to see support pouring in for one of the game’s very best. Will Djokovic be allowed to compete Down Under this year?

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, soccer and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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