Djokovic being kept as 'a prisoner' says his mother

"It's just not fair, it's not human," Dijana Djokovic said at a news conference alongside other members of his family.

Asked about Djokovic's accommodation in Melbourne, Dijana said it was "terrible" and that authorities were not allowing him to move into accommodation he had rented.

The Serbian champion and world number one remained in Australia after his lawyers launched an appeal seeking to overturn the federal government decision.

A court agreed not to deport him before a full hearing scheduled for Monday (January 10).

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