Tennis fans are rooting for the Australian government and Rafael Nadal in the Novak Djokovic case.
The visa saga involving Novak Djokovic has sparked debate among EXPRESS SPORT readers.
In the saga surrounding Novak Djokovic’s visa, Express Sport readers have thrown their support behind the Australian government.
They have also backed Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open for the first time since 2009.
Because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19, Djokovic was initially granted a medical exemption to compete in the tournament this month.
Djokovic was detained in a state-run immigration facility and threatened with deportation after arriving in Melbourne.
The visa of the 34-year-old was immediately revoked.
Djokovic filed an appeal, and a judge ruled on Monday that he should be allowed to stay in the country.
Later on Monday, the world’s No. 1’s family held a tense press conference to thank fans.
Dijana, his mother, claimed her son had been ‘tortured’ and ‘harassed.’
During the briefing, Djokovic, who was practicing on a Melbourne court, tweeted: “I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation.”
Despite everything that has happened, I intend to stay and compete at the @AustralianOpen.
“I’m still concentrating on that.”
I flew in to perform at one of our most important events in front of our adoring fans.
“I can’t say much more right now, but I want to thank everyone for sticking by me and encouraging me to stay strong.”
Despite the judge’s decision, Express Sport readers backed the Australian government.
According to a poll, 79 percent of fans believe Djokovic’s visa should be revoked.
A total of 31,525 people responded to the poll.
Only 19% believe he should be allowed to participate, and 2% are undecided.
Nadal, on the other hand, has been tipped to win the tournament.
The Spaniard is tied with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer for the most Grand Slams (20), but fans believe he will surpass them.
Nadal received 43% of the 27,239 total votes, with Daniil Medvedev coming in second with 19%.
With 15% of the vote, Djokovic emerged victorious.
“He would be playing without a problem if he wanted,” Nadal said last week.
“He has taken his own stand, and everyone is free to do the same.
However, there are repercussions.
I’m not fond of the situation.
In some ways, I pity him.
“However, he was aware.
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