“You are our champion,” Serbs welcome Novak Djokovic after Australia deports him

After arriving back in his homeland, Novak Djokovic was welcomed by Serbian fans who were saying “You are our champion”.

After having a tussle with Australian authorities, World’s no. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic has finally arrived in his homeland on Monday after Australia deported him. His visa was rejected by the Australian courts as the player was not vaccinated against COVID-19. Hence, shattering his dreams to win the title of record 21st Grand Slam.

While the 34-year-old came back to Serbia, he finds supporters chanting, “You are our champion”, waving the country’s flag outside the Belgrade airport.

Novak Djokovic has a record of winning nine titles of the Australia Open. He is also levelling with Rafael Nadal and Rodger Federer on 20 titles.

Before starting his quest for another Melbourne Park Major, he had taken flight to Dubai the Belgrade after getting detained twice in a hotel with Asylum-seekers and then suddenly was ruled out of the Australia Open.

Alek Drakoo, a local member of the Serbian community who also planned to watch him play said that 100% Australian Open has lost its dignity, whosoever wins now doesn’t matter as Djokovic will always remain no. 1.

The government’s decision was tuned with the Australian People’s opinion because of Djokovic’s stand regarding vaccination, but the authorities were denounced for not fixing the conflict beforehand.

Despite the trouble that Djokovic went through, he still respects the court’s decision and said that he was uncomfortable when everyone was focusing on him for the past few weeks, but now hopes that everyone focuses upon the game and the Tournament which he loves.

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