Friday, May 27

Australia asks Novak Djokovic to leave the country, after his visa is canceled

After canceling his visa, Australia, host country of the Open which is due to start on January 17, asked world number 1 Novac Djokovic to turn back.

While he had obtained a medical exemption allowing him to go to Australia to participate in the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, Novak Djokovic, who plays the vagueness of his vaccination status, was intercepted by the Australian authorities as soon as he was arrival at Melbourne Tullmarine Airport.

Local border police found that the man’s 20 Grand Slam title visa did not allow medical exemptions for non-vaccination.

“Foreign nationals who do not have a valid visa or whose visa has been canceled will be detained and deported from Australia,” Customs said.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić immediately denounced Australia’s “mistreatment” of the 34-year-old.

According to Australian media, the player’s lawyers will challenge the decision. Novak Djokovic should be expelled “Thursday at the latest” BBC reports.

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