Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, number 1 in the world ranking, was arrested this Friday for the second time in Australia and now he must wait for a Federal Court to resolve his situation to find out whether or not he will be able to remain in that country to which he traveled with the intention of competing. in the first Grand Slam of the season which starts on Monday.
The tennis player’s situation has been uncertain for days as he has not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, an issue that violates Australian laws for his entry, despite the fact that he had initially been told that he would be allowed to compete exceptionally.
This Friday the 34-year-old tennis player was arrested by the Australian border authorities, after his visa to enter the country was “revoked”.
The decision is based on Djokovic’s position of not getting vaccinated and again he faces a possible deportation that would not allow him to set foot on Australian soil for the next three years, if it is proven that the Serb lied in his affidavit of entry into the country, the last wednesday 5.
The Immigration Minister, Alex Hawke, decided to withdraw Djokovic’s visa, after the position taken by the judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court, Anthony Kelly, who upheld the appeal and reversed the government decision.
The tennis player will have the final hearing with Judge Kelly this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Argentina, where it will be known whether or not he will be able to continue in Australian territory.
Under current Australian law “everyone arriving in the local territory must be vaccinated against the coronavirus unless they have a medical exemption.”
The tennis player’s lawyers challenged the resolution and won the appeal on Tuesday, but then doubts arose about Djokovic’s behavior, after testing positive for coronavirus on December 16.
Meanwhile, the Australian Open tennis organization made the draw for the main draw of the tournament and placed the world number 1 as the top favorite, having to face his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round.