Novak Djokovic’s chances of playing at the Australian Open 2022 fell slightly again on Friday morning when the Australians revoked his visa for the second time due to inconsistencies in travel documents. However, the threat of deportation from the country is still postponed. Serbian tennis player will go to another court on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic, as unvaccinated, entered Australian soil with a special medical exception on the grounds that he overcame the coronavirus in December. However, the Australians found a procedural error in his request for an exemption, so they revoked his visa again with the threat of deportation from the country.
The 44-year-old Belgrade may turn to court again with a legal appeal to stay in the country. However, he only has two days to solve his “travel” problem.
The opening grand slam tournament of the season will start in Melbourne on Monday, where Novak Djokovic wants to defend the overall victory and add a record 21st title from the so-called tournaments to the collection. big four. If he succeeds, he will become the most successful tennis player in history, and one title will be relinquished by a pair of great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
According to Australian media, Djokovic’s lawyers suspected such a development and will immediately challenge Friday’s decision in court. On Friday, Novak Djokovic passed a trial in which his deputy Nick Wood demanded the suspension of the visa waiver verdict.
Immigration lawyers have agreed that Novak Djokovic will not be deported from the country unless the trial is completed. Lawyer Stephen Lloyd said the tennis player would remain at large and not be detained until at least Saturday, when he was interviewed by immigration officials. If she does not succeed in the appeal, it will be the final stop in her participation in the Australian Open 2022.
Novak Djokovic will have to fly out of Australia and will probably get a three-year entry ban.
The people of Australia, and especially those in Melbourne, have experienced some of the toughest measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. They had to undergo a strict and long lockdown, and even weeks after the end of a particular pandemic wave, they could not live in public as they had hoped.
The Djokovic case not only divided the tennis world into two large camps. On the one hand, many experts, even former and current tennis players, blame him for not getting vaccinated and causing the problem. On the other hand, he has a large group of supporters, not only from his native Serbia, who see Novak Djokovic and his attitudes as a human rights activist against the powerful of this world.
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