Australian authorities have revoked the visa for the World’s no. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic, after he arrived in Melbourne to participate in the first Grand Slam of the season.
Novak is currently held in immigration center.
The Serbian tennis player was in isolation at the airport until the early morning hours, waiting for the decision of the Australian authorities, who have decided to revoke his visa and not allow him to enter Australia. Novak was than placed in the immigration center, where he is waiting for the final decision after his lawyers appeal.
Fans gathered in front of the immigration center to support him and send a message to World no.1 tennis player that he is not alone in this fight. A video appeared on social networks in which Novak greets the gathered fans.
يا عمري يوزع بوسات 😞❤️ pic.twitter.com/ubEREAafIX— w’nole 20GS (@__wa8) January 6, 2022
Novak Djokovic announced on Tuesday that he will play in the upcoming Grand Slam tournament Australian Open, after he received a medical exemption, in connection with the obligatory vaccination against the coronavirus.
The media portayed the situation Novak found himself in as if an exception was made only in Djokovic’s case and that he was trying to enter Australia unlawfully and promote his position on vaccination. In reality, information leaked that as many as 23 players in this year’s Australian Open received the exact same official exemption as Novak, and most of them have already arrived in Melbourne and started training.
The final decision on whether Novak Djokovic will be able to enter Australia and participate in the first Grand Slam of the season will be known on Monday, when the Federal Court of Australia will make final decision after the tennis team’s legal team appealed the decision to ban Novak from entering the country.
Novak is the record holder with nine Grand Slam titles won in the “Rod Laver Arena”, and this year in the Australia Opem he was to chase the 21st Grand Slam of his career, which would make him the most trophy-winning in history.
The Australian Open is scheduled for 17 January.
Photo: Novak Djokovic facebook / djokovicofficial