Svjetlana Kovacevic from the Serbian Australian Chamber of Commerce, who has been in touch with tennis star Novak Djokovic’s camp, has stated he’s “a bit down however feeling okay” forward of his court docket date this morning.
“For him to be caught in a detention centre in a small room, simply by himself on Serbian Orthodox Christmas Day (January 7), not allowed to have a priest go to him when he usually goes to church, that is a bit upsetting for him,” she stated.
She stated Djokovic liked Australia and referred to as it a “second residence”.
Ms Kovacevic didn’t affirm stories Djokovic had suffered fleas in his mattress or maggots in his meals, however stated the situations have been “very restrictive” and claimed he wanted to make particular requests for meals, drugs, and “fundamental requirements”.
She stated the lads’s world primary didn’t know who responsible for the state of affairs.
“The very fact is, he would not be on that airplane in any respect if he hadn’t obtained his papers authorised by the Australian authorities,” she stated.
“His visa was accredited by two impartial Australian panels made from medical specialists. So all he is aware of he has completed all the pieces based on the principles and he adopted the entire course of to have the ability to come and play on the Open.
“Novak acted in good religion and believed that he had all the correct paperwork to compete on the correct paperwork to compete on the Open. It is turn out to be such a debacle.”
She stated “the entire of Serbia” was behind the tennis star.
And regardless of the continuing state of affairs, she stated Djokovic was unlikely to bid Australia farewell endlessly.
“He usually, since 2003, he has been visiting Australia together with his entire household. They used to remain for 4 to 6 weeks visiting different cities and enjoying in different cities as properly,” she stated.
“It’s exhausting to imagine that he would not be coming right here and play once more so I’m fairly certain regardless of the court docket resolution is right this moment we are going to see him again in Australia once more.”