Novak Djokovic US Open 2021

“Australia doesn’t deserve a Slam” claims top American after Djokovic refused entry

World no.96 Tennys Sandrgren thinks that Australia should be stripped of hosting their Australian Open Grand Slam tournament after evicting Novak Djokovic

Sandgren took to social media to defend Novak Djokovic who was sensationally refused entry into Melbourne today due to issues with his visa.

Sandgren reached the quarter finals in 2020 before losing to Roger Federer. In his tweet he points out that Djokovic was given a medical exemption by the tournament organisers so that he could play in the 2022 Australian Open even though he hasn’t been vaccinated against COVID.

However, due to irregularities with Djokovic’s visa application, border authorities at Melbourne airport decided not to allow entry to the Serbian world no.1

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has since released a statement as follows.

‘The ABF will continue to ensure that those who arrive at our border comply with our laws and entry requirements.

The ABF can confirm that Mr Djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia, and his visa has been subsequently cancelled.’

Novak’s father Srdjan Djokovic weighed in while Djokovic was being held by ABF.

“I have no idea what’s going on,” he said according to B92. “They’re holding my son captive for five hours.

“This is a fight for the libertarian world, this is not just a fight for Novak, but a fight for the whole world!

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.