Australian Open: “I want to stay and try to participate,” says Novak Djokovic who trained in Melbourne

This is his first speech since arriving in Melbourne on Wednesday January 5th.

While Novak Djokovic is still waiting to know whether or not he will be able to participate in the Australian Open, which begins Sunday in Melbourne, the Serbian spoke on Monday 10 January, on social networks.

“I am happy and grateful that the judge have canceled the cancellation of my visa . Despite everything that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete in the Australian Open . I stay focused on this goal. I came here to play one of the most important events we have, in front of amazing fans, ” wrote on Twitter the world number 1, accompanying his text with a photo of him and his staff on the Rod Laver Arena. This photo thus attests that the Serb was able to train in the wake of his release.

I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete @ AustralianOpen

I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans.

– Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 01, 2022 These are his first words since arriving in Melbourne on Wednesday January 5th, and the political imbroglio around his visa, still awaiting validation with the Australian government. Other members of his clan have also expressed their relief, after justice decided on Monday to release Djokovic after five days held in a detention center.

“Thank God, God exists … It’s the biggest victory of his career, bigger than all his Grand Slams”, said Novak Djokovic’s mother at a press conference. “We just thank all the people who gathered in front of the hotel every day … for all the support, for the love and the peace they sent to him This is one of the main reasons we are sitting here today. and why he won the case “, told journalists in Belgrade, Djordje Djokovic, Novak’s brother.

Dijana, Srdjian and Djordje Djokovic (from left to right), mom, dad and brother of Novak Djokovic at a press conference held in Belgrade on 10 January 2022. (PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVIC / AFP)

Srdjan Djokovic, the father of the world number 1, also spoke, and did not spare the Australian authorities , quite the contrary. “He would not allow anyone to bring him to his knees… He is a mental giant, a young man he fantastic man who never hurt anyone, he always had a good relationship with everyone and always tried to help, he started . But obviously, the fact that he comes from a small poor country is not appreciated by some powerful people… They don’t like someone who is small. country can be the best in their bourgeois sport. ”