Undoubtedly, Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest tennis stars of all time. Winner of 20 Grand Slam titles, the man has defeated the best in the business to ultimate get recognized as one them.
He has a huge fan following across the globe. However, what recently transpired in Australia earned him a lot of haters as well. While a lot of people came out in support of the Serbian tennis star, many launched a scathing attack on him.
He arrived in Australia, then he was detained, he was asked to leave but Djokovic challenged the Australian government’s decision in the federal court. He won the case, was given a clean chit, he got reprimanded for attending an event when he was Covid positive, his VISA was cancelled yet again and finally, he was asked to go home.
Novak Djokovic’s questionable actions allowed Morrison’s govt to do the needful
A top notch thriller would have less twists and turns than Djokovic’s story. Now, one question arises, was his deportation justified? If we talk about the Australian govt, they failed at several instances.
First of all, they should have established a better communication with Tennis Australian. Secondly, they should have treated Novak a little better. Scott Morrison’s govt was under pressure as the Australians were criticizing the authorities for allowing Djokovic to play in the Australian Open.
In order to earn the appreciation of the masses, Australian govt hastily put Djokovic in detention center. They should have seen the public outrage coming from a long distance. Having said that, Djokovic’s actions are also not completely justified.
The Serbian tennis star accepted that he submitted false information to the Australian authorities at the Airport, he admitted that he attended an event when he was unwell. After all this, the Australian authorities were well within their rights to send him back.
After looking at the actions undertaken by both the sides, one has to say that there is no black and white in this twisted case, however, as far as THE Australian govt’s decision to send back Djokovic is concerned, we will say that it was JUSTIFIED.