The English company Search Intelligence released a statement after analysing Google search trends performed by the bookmaker SportsPub.com, and they found that those seeking refunds to the Australian Open have a 25 percent higher search rate on Google than those who are looking to buy tickets.
The English search company stated Djokovic’s status has led to many people seeking ticket refunds.
“The news around Djokovic’s arrest and proceeding court case has caused a huge uproar in the media,” a SportsPub spokesperson said in a statement. “The tennis world no.1 was aiming to win a record 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, but the governments immigration laws have created controversy around the tournament.
“The news that Djokovic has once again had his visa revoked has caused a divide with the public, with some fans supporting the notion that he has disobeyed Covid regulations, and others supporting the idea that he deserves the right to defend his title and make history once again. This has caused uproar in Australia and overseas.
Djokovic has since landed back in Serbia, and will not be participating in the 2022 AUSTRALIAN OPEN.