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Tennis: Djokovic’s parents accuse Australian authorities of holding him as ‘prisoner’ in visa row

Scroll | 07/01/2022 11:35 AM | Click to read full article

Novak Djokovic’s family and fans have railed against the tennis star’s shock detention in Australia, which left the world No 1 spending Orthodox Christmas Day on Friday in a Melbourne immigration detention facility.

In a series of fiery remarks, his father Srdjan Djokovic told a crowd in Belgrade that his son was the victim of a “political witch hunt” and “corona fascism” and should be freed. Fans chanted “free Novak” outside Melbourne’s Park Hotel which now serves as a detention centre.