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Novak Djokovic Visa Controversy: Novak Djokovic, again detained in Australian, will not play in Australian Open

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Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, Melbourne

Published by: Shaktiraj Singh
Updated Sat, 15 Jan 2022 08:49 AM IST


His visa was canceled for the second time by the Australian government. Djokovic appealed against this in an Australian court and now he has been taken into custody again before the hearing.

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World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has been detained for the second time in Australia. His visa was canceled for the second time by the Australian government. Djokovic appealed against this in an Australian court and now he has been taken into custody again before the hearing. Djokovic’s lawyer has given this information. Now the Australian court will decide whether Djokovic can live in Australia without getting the corona vaccine. Earlier, Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke had canceled Novak Djokovic’s visa for the second time, saying that he had taken this step in the public interest.

Djokovic’s lawyer has said on this matter that this decision of the Australian government is irrational. An appeal has been made against this in the court. The hearing will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The main round of the Australian Open starts on 17 January. Djokovic will have to join the tournament by Monday to participate.

If Novak Djokovic loses the case in court, his visa will be canceled and his Australia visa could be banned for the next three years.

What is the whole matter?

Djokovic has not yet got the corona vaccine. In Australia, the rules regarding the vaccine are strict. Djokovic said that he cannot get the vaccine at the moment, citing medical problems. On this basis, he was allowed to play at the Australian Open, but after Djokovic reached Australia, he was asked for evidence of medical problems. Here it was said on his behalf that he had corona on 16 December only. In such a situation, they cannot get the vaccine at the moment. After this he was stopped at the airport itself and his visa was cancelled.

Djokovic stayed at the immigration department hotel for four days after the visa was canceled and challenged the decision in court. After the hearing, the court upheld Djokovic. All his papers were ordered to be returned and his way to the Australian Open was almost cleared. After this the Australian government canceled the player’s visa for the second time and he was again detained. Djokovic’s case is to be heard in court but he is almost impossible to play in the tournament starting on January 17.

Vaccination required for tournament

The Victoria State Government has allowed only those players, officials and spectators to enter the Australian Open starting from January 17, who have received both the vaccines of Corona. Djokovic, 34, is currently at the first place in the men’s rankings. He has won a total of 84 titles including 20 Grand Slams in his career. He has a total prize money of Rs 1154 crore.

met the journalist despite being infected with corona

Djokovic’s report came corona positive in December 2021. After this, he was involved in many programs in Serbia. He himself admitted that he had met a journalist after being infected with Corona. There were many mistakes in the immigration form that Djokovic had filled to enter Australia. For this reason his visa was canceled as soon as he reached Australia.

Giving clarification on this matter, Djokovic said, “I had done rapid tests, the results of which came negative. Later in a test, I was found to be corona positive, then I took precautions. I did not have any symptoms of corona. My support team There was a mistake in the travel documents due to a mistake in the Additional information has been provided to the Govt.


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