On Novak Djokovic's father's side "there was no intention of supporting any war".
The Serbian champion declared it, adding that he "hope" that the parent can be present at Sunday's final of the Australian Open, in which he will challenge Tsitsipas.
"It wasn't nice not having him in the box during the semi-final. I hope he'll be there for the final," said the player at the press conference.
Srdjan Djokovic has decided not to attend the match in order not to "cause disturbance" after the Ukrainian ambassador asked for the cancellation of his accreditation for being photographed with pro-Russian fans.
According to Djokovic it was a misunderstanding.
An incorrect interpretation of the episode "was given. My father, as he himself explained, went, like after every game, to meet my fans, thank them and take pictures. But it all started with a bad translation in some average of his words", he added, assuring that "there was no intention of supporting any war".
Novak also recalled the words used by his father in the statement in which he explained that he would not participate in the semi-final: "Our family has gone through the horrors of war and all we want is peace," wrote Srdjan Djokovic