Novak Djokovic’s Visa Is Canceled by Australia for a Second Time

Novak Djokovic methods in Melbourne on Friday.



SYDNEY—Australia canceled tennis star

Novak Djokovic’s

visa for a second time, with immigration minister

Alex Hawke

declaring authorities were being fully commited to safeguarding Australia’s borders especially in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Friday, Hawke explained he canceled the visa on health and fitness and so-referred to as good-get grounds, introducing that he was acting in the community interest. On Wednesday, Djokovic reported his agent manufactured an mistake on a vacation declaration employed to enter Australia past 7 days. He also claimed he attended an interview and picture shoot in Belgrade, Serbia, previous thirty day period following obtaining a constructive take a look at outcome for Covid-19.

The selection could end the No. 1 men’s tennis player’s probabilities of successful the Australian Open up for a history 10th time. Prime-seeded Djokovic had been slated to experience fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanović in the opening spherical up coming 7 days.

“In creating this selection, I thoroughly regarded details delivered to me by the Division of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Power and Mr. Djokovic,” Hawke said in a statement.

Crowds collected to rejoice soon after a judge requested the launch of tennis star Novak Djokovic from detention in advance of the Australian Open. The ruling will come just after the Australian government canceled his visa, declaring he was not exempt from Covid-19 vaccination principles. Photograph: Hamish Blair/Related Press

Hawke did not straight away say no matter whether Djokovic would be returned to the Melbourne lodge in which he expended 4 days while he appealed an previously cancellation of his visa, soon immediately after his arrival in Australia. That cancellation was primarily based on rules that travelers to the state have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and it was overturned by a judge on Monday because of a technicality.

No. 5 seed Andrey Rublev of Russia would most likely just take Djokovic’s spot in the attract less than Grand Slam tournament withdrawal rules.

Tennis Australia, the governing body for the activity in the region, didn’t promptly comment on the issue.

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