Jhon Isner and Nick Kyrgios endorsed Novak Djokovic after controversy in Australia

Kyrgios rejected the treatment given to Novak Djokovic.

Kyrgios rejected the treatment given to Novak Djokovic.

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The American John Isner and the Australian Nick Kyrgios supported the Serbian Novak Djokovic and demanded more humanity from the Australian authorities after they canceled the visa of the first world finisher for not being vaccinated against COVID-19 and transferred him to a refugee hotel in the Carlton neighborhood (Melbourne).

“Everything Novak is experiencing is not good. There is no justification for the treatment you are receiving. He complied with the rules, they let him into Australia, and now they detain him against his will. It is a shame”, The American explained on his personal Twitter account.

Kyrgios, for his part, put aside his recent off-court disputes with the Serbian and defended him after demanding a better attitude towards “one of our champions”.

“Of course I believe that measures must be taken against COVID-19, I was vaccinated for the good of others and for the health of my mother but as they are handling the situation with Novak it is very bad. Memes, headlines. He is one of our great champions but at the end of the day he is a human being. Do it better ”, he also communicated on his Twitter account.

Djokovic, who arrived in Melbourne on Wednesday with a medical exemption that allowed him to play at the Australian Open without being vaccinated, awaits being held until next Monday by a Melbourne court where he will have his hearing to hear the arguments of his appeal to measure.

The vaccine is mandatory to enter Australia, but there are temporary exemptions for people who have “a serious medical condition”, who cannot be vaccinated because they have contracted covid-19 in the previous six months or have had an adverse reaction to the drug, among other reasons.

The revocation of Djokovic’s visa has created diplomatic tensions between Australia and Serbia, whose president denounces the harassment of the athlete, while the oceanic country defends that no exceptions be made when applying border laws.

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