Australian Government has canceled Novak Serbian tennis star Djokovic’s Visa again. Hawke said “on health and good order grounds” and now faces deportation from the country only three days before the start of the Australian Open. In a move that is sure to rock the tennis world.
According to Djokovic’s attorneys, the court’s decision was “patently irrational,” who intend to appeal. On Friday, Jan 14th, according to reports from the local news media in Melbourne, Australia, Novak Djokovic will be held by immigration authorities early morning hours on Saturday.
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced. “Today, I exercised my authority… to cancel M.r Novak Djokovic’s visa on health and good order grounds, in the interest of public safety”.
The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, said that the government is dedicated to protecting Australia’s borders, especially in response to the Covid-19 epidemic. “It was the right thing to do after careful consideration.
The Migration Act of Australia states that unless he can offer compelling reasons for countries benefit, Djokovic will be prohibited from entering Australia for three years.
The administration has suffered tremendous criticism for allowing an unvaccinated player into Australia. Mr. Morrison added, “Australians have made a lot of sacrifices as a result of this epidemic, and they rightfully expect those efforts to be worthwhile.”
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic criticized the decision, telling Novak: “We stand by you.” “If you want to prevent Novak Djokovic from winning the tenth title in Melbourne, why didn’t you send him back right away? Why didn’t you tell him, ‘It’s impossible to obtain a visa’?” Mr. Vucic continued.
On Thursday, the defending Australian Open champion, aiming to win his 21st grand slam title at this year’s event, was drawn to face fellow Serbian teammate Miomir Kecmanovic in the opening game.
The unfolding events have resulted in widespread anger in Australia. This country has seen some of the world’s longest lockdowns and strictest border controls. According to a recent poll by the News Corp media group, 83 percent of Australians supported the government’s efforts to deport the tennis player.
The Australian government has canceled Novak Djokovic’s visa. This is not the first time his visa was canceled, but this one comes at a bad time for him as he had just won an appeal against deportation to Serbia. He will be unable to play in Melbourne next week. It would seem like Australia can do whatever they want with Djokovic because of their power over immigration law. This gives them tremendous leverage when dealing with international players who enter their country under similar circumstances. The case should serve as another reminder that many countries have laws prohibiting free speech or behavior.