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The Novak Djokovic saga has stepped up a notch, with crowds of people taking to the streets in Belgrade to show their support for the tennis superstar.
After a confusing few days in Australia, it remains unclear whether the world’s number 1 will be deported from the country on Monday when his visa was cancelled and he was refused entry into the country.
According to the Mail Online, the Australian Open champion will now have to spend the next four days in a refugee hotel while a final decision has been made over the deportation plan.
The crowds on the streets in Belgrade were vocal in their support as speeches were made in support of Djokovic and fans held banners and Serbian flags to let the world know how they feel about the way their countryman has been treated in Australia.
Serbia’s prime minister has made his feelings on the matter clear, accusing Australian authorities of engaging in a “political witch hunt”.
Meanwhile, fans of Djokovic gathered with Serbian Australians in the rain outside the quarantine hotel in Melbourne where the champion is being held.
As the first day of the Australian Open draws closer, it’s vital that the matter is sorted out as soon as possible.
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