Goran Djokovic: I hope my nephew Novak finds strength to compete, win Australian Open

Novak Djokovic’s uncle, Goran, is hoping the world No. 1 will now find enough strength to compete and win the Australian Open. 

On Monday, the judge reinstated Djokovic’s visa. 

Djokovic’s visa was revoked by the Australian Open Border upon his arrival to Australia on January 5. 

Djokovic appealed the decision and won the case in court.

“I hope that Novak finds enough strength to compete and win the Australian Open,” Goran said, per Sasa Ozmo.

Djokovic practices at Melbourne Park

Hours after he had his visa reinstated, Djokovic hit the practice 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.

Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, said his son was pursuaded to sign his visa revocation but he refused because he knew he was right.

“Thank you to everyone in the world that has been fighting for the freedom of speech. Various things have happened, and it’s been difficult but he’s extremely strong mentally. He always tried to help, kept a good behaviour,” Srdjan said, per Tennis Majors.

“The last game have been played the past 5 days. Let him now play the game he’s the best in the world at. They took away his rights. They attempted to persuade him to sign his visa revocation. He refused to because there was no reason.

“He was alone with them for several hours, without a phone. He finally had his phone back and could contact his legal team who made a very good work. We respect the law and rules of every country where we go.”

Djokovic is a record nine-time Australian Open champion.

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