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‘It’s about the friends you keep’ Navratilova questions Djokovic family over visit by ‘despicable’ politician

GOAT contender Martina Navratilova has expressed her dislike of British politician Nigel Farage as he visited the trophy room of 20 time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic at exactly the same time as the court case was taking place to decide if the Serb’s deportation from Australia would be upheld

A video, posted by Andy Murray, of right wing politician Nigel Farage being escorted around the Djokovic house has elicited a stinging response from Martina Navratilova.

Navratilova has called Farage ‘as despicable as it gets’ whilst Murray questioned the visit in relation to Farage’s political stance over immigrants.

Farage had originally posted the video after being invited there by Djokovic’s brother then Murray reposted the same video with comments, “Please record the awkward moment when you tell them you’ve spent most of your career campaigning to have people from Eastern Europe deported ?”

Navratilova accompanied the video of Farage’s visit to the Djokovic trophy room by commenting ‘explains a lot” in an apparent reference to the relationship the Djokovic family has with the right wing politician who has been vocal in his stance over immigration into the UK.

Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 major women’s doubles titles, and 10 major mixed doubles titles, for a combined total of 59 major titles, marking the Open Era record for the most Grand Slam titles won by a single player.

Novak Djokovic won his appeal to stay in Australia but still faces the threat of deportation if the Australian government decide to act on a ‘personal option’ to cancel his visa.

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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.