Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic succeeded in an Australian court on Monday and could start preparing for the Australian Open, but his start at the tournament is still undecided. The Australian authorities are currently investigating whether he provided true information when completing the arrival form.
The leader of the world rankings claims in documents that he did not go anywhere else 14 days before his arrival in Australia, where he arrived on January 6. However, according to Australian media, he moved from Belgrade to Spain. The Serb said that the travel documents for him were filled in by the Australian Tennis Association.
Six days before the start of the main competition at the Australian Open, the Serb in Melbourne completed training behind closed doors. Only members of his support team could be in Rod Laver’s arena. The organizers of the tournament have published a list of deployed players and the defending champion appears in the men’s singles spider as a deployed unit.
Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, who has the power to revoke the visa of Djokovic again, is considering the matter. According to The Guardian, he should not announce his verdict on Tuesday.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison telephoned Serbian Prime Minister Anna Brnabičová on Tuesday. He explained that Australia was pursuing a strict but not discriminatory border policy. “It was a constructive conversation. Both sides agreed to stay in touch.” stated in the official statement.