Australian Open LIVE: Novak Djokovic’s father chants ‘long live Russia’ with protestors | Tennis | Sport

Novak Djokovic has been dragged into the Russian protest row at the Australian Open up soon after his father, Srdjan Djokovic, was filmed standing with pro-Vladimir Putin demonstrators this early morning. Srdjan is read saying, ‘Long Stay Russia’ in Serbian in the shocking clip from Melbourne.

On Wednesday, a group of pro-Russia admirers collected outside the Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena.

They were being proudly chanting, ‘Russia, Serbia’ right after Djokovic cruised into the semi-finals with a straight sets earn versus Andrey Rublev.

This early morning, Victoria Law enforcement questioned four Australian Open up guests, one proudly keeping a Russian flag with President Putin’s deal with on it, just after allegedly threatening stability at Melbourne Park.

And Srdjan has seemingly been noticed in a video, standing with the protestors just before indicating, ‘Long Reside Russia’ and going for walks away.

Absent from the controversy, there is certainly tennis action to tuck into…

On the court this early morning, the women’s semi-finals consider location to set up Saturday’s closing, a probably all-Belarusian affair.

Elena Rybakina faces Victoria Azarenka before Magda Linette and Aryna Sabalenka clash at the Rod Laver Arena.

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