Dijana Djokovic admitted that she is worried Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke will decide to revoke Novak’s visa. After landing in Melbourne, Djokovic was detained at the Melbourne Airport for nine hours before the Australian Border Force decided to cancel his visa.
Djokovic appealed the decision and won his case in court as on Monday the judge decided to reinstate the Serb’s visa. However, the situation is far from over Immigration Minister Hawke could still decide to revoke Djokovic’s visa and force him out of the country.
“I am very worried, but I don’t what to think like that. I just hope that it will stay like this: that he will be free and he will play,” Dijana said.
Dijana Djoković about a possible different decision by the immigration minister: “I am very worried, but I don’t what to think like that.
I just hope that it will stay like this: that he will be free and he will play.” — Oliver | Tennis (@insidetennis99) January 10, 2022
‘The biggest victory of Djokovic’s career’
Dijana was absolutely thrilled after Novak won his case in court.
“We celebrate the victory of our son, who has done nothing wrong, has not broken any law and has been harassed. He fought vs. the system because he knows he had a valid visa,” Dijana said, per Tennis Majors. “It was so difficult at some moments.
At some point he didn’t have his mobile phone, we didn’t know if he was ill or so. Every mother in the word can understand what I mean. “He couldn’t see the people dancing and singing but he could hear them and it helped him.
It’s the biggest win of his career, bigger than any Grand Slam.” Just hours after winning his case in court, Djokovic hit the practice courts in Melbourne. “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,” Djokovic tweeted.