Djokovic doctor slams Australia for trying to deport ‘super healthy’ star

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic gestures as he practices at Melbourne Park as questions remain over the legal battle regarding his visa to play in the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 13, 2022.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic gestures as he practices at Melbourne Park as questions remain over the legal battle regarding his visa to play in the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 13, 2022. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

LimassolCyprus–The doctor widely credited with helping Novak Djokovic to reach the pinnacle of tennis on Friday criticized Australia for twice cancelling the Serbian star’s visa and detaining him over COVID technicalities, saying he is “super healthy.”

“It’s absurd that somebody who has optimal health is a threat to the health of the public,” Dr Igor Cetojevic, a Bosnian-born Serb who lives in Cyprus, told AFP.

Australia stripped Djokovic of his visa on Friday, just days ahead of his bid to win a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

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