Novak Djokovic’s father Srdjan says he and his family “wish only for peace” and that he “had no intention of causing such headlines or disruption” after posing with pro-Putin protesters brandishing Russian flags.
Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia urged tennis officials to ban Djokovic’s father from the event after the incident.
In footage uploaded to a pro-Russian Australian YouTube account, Srdjan Djokovic is seen standing alongside a man who is holding a Russian flag with President Vladimir Putin’s face and wearing the pro-war “Z” symbol associated with support of the Ukraine invasion.
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Spectators are banned from having Russian or Belarusian flags at the Grand Slam after Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia and…