Novak Djokovic faces deportation after Australian visa revokes his visa | Tennis news

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Novak Djokovic’s visa was revoked

Novak Djokovic faces deportation after the Australian government revoked his visa for the second time.

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Novak Djokovic – sequence of events

January 4 – Djokovic announces that he will travel to Australia with an ‘exemption permit’.
January 5 – While Djokovic is in the air, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the athlete would be on the “next plane home” if he could not provide “reasonable proof” that his exemption was legitimate.
Acting Sports Minister Jaala Pulford stresses that the local government of Victoria, where the Australian Open is taking place, will not support Djokovic’s visa application.
The world number one arrives at Melbourne Airport around 23:30 local time.
January 6 – Around 3:15 Djokovic’s father announces that his son is being held in solitary confinement at Melbourne Airport.
At 5:00 Goran Ivaniševič publishes on social networks a picture of himself and another member of Djokovic’s team, who is apparently waiting for the world number one. The article is titled “It’s not the most common trip down”.
At around 8:15 local time, it was confirmed that Djokovic’s visa had been refused by the Australian Border Forces.
Djokovic is being moved to a quarantine hotel, while his legal team is appealing against the abolition of visas.
An appeal against his visa waiver is adjourned until Monday (January 10), Australian time.
January 7 – Australian Home Secretary Karen Andrews says Djokovic can “leave at any time” and is not being held.
Djokovic broke the silence on Instagram on Friday and thanked his fans for their “continuous support”.
January 8 – A complaint from Djokovic’s lawyers on Saturday revealed a positive test on Covid-19 in December.
January 9 – Home Secretary Andrews has a motion to postpone the hearing until Wednesday (January 12), which was rejected by Judge Anthony Kelly.
Lawyers in the Australian government claim that Djokovic has not been given a guarantee that he will be able to enter the country with his medical exception.
January 10 – Djokovic wins the appeal. Judge Anthony Kelly revoked the visa waiver and ordered the Australian government to pay the court costs and release Djokovic.
Djokovic confirms on social networks that he intends to play at the Australian Open.
January 12 – Djokovic published on Instagram, where he admitted that he had made a “mistake in his judgment” by taking part in an interview and taking photos with a French newspaper after he tested positive on Covid-19 last month.
January 13 – Djokovic draws against Miomir Kecmanovich in the opening round as a visa decision emerges

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