"You don't forget" - Djokovic on last year's deportation

"You don't forget" - Djokovic on last year's deportation

by Zlatko Vodenicharov

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Novak Djokovic called last year's deportation a low point in his tennis career and he confirmed that it's not something he'll ever forget.

Due to how it was handled, the Djokovic scenario from last year made headlines across the globe, and he himself finds it difficult to get past it. Simply put, as long as he is alive, he will never be able to forget it as it was a low point for him.

“Obviously what happened 12 months ago was not easy for me, for my family, or to anybody who’s close to me, and it’s obviously disappointing to leave the country like that,” said Djokovic in Adelaide. “You don’t forget those events. It’s one of these things that sticks with you for the rest of your life."

“It was, as I said, something that I’ve never experienced before and hopefully never again. But it is a valuable life experience for me and something that, as I said, will stay there, but I have to move on," added Djokovic.

Returning to Australia signals willingness to forgive as Djokovic always found Australia one of his favourite places to play:

“I always felt great in Australia. I’ve played my best tennis here, and received a lot of support, so hopefully I can have another great summer.”


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