Djokovic with hope: he appealed his deportation and would stay in Australia until Monday

Last Wednesday, January 5, 2022, the Australian Government denied the visa and ordered the deportation of the world’s number one tennis player, since did not have the necessary tests on his medical exemption, therefore the popular ‘Nole’ would not be in the first Grand Slam of the year.

However, the Serbian tennis player’s lawyers appealed his immediate expulsion and managed to keep the 34-year-old athlete on the territory of the oceanic country.

“The lawyers obtained a precautionary measure that prevents the Australian authorities from deporting the tennis player until at least Monday, the day they will meet again [con el Tribunal Federal del Circuito]” as reported by La Nación.

Djokovic He would await the next decision in a hotel for refugees: Park Hotel in Melbourne, with the hope of being able to play the tournament that will begin next Monday, the 17th of this month. This enclosure is classified as “infamous and has become a kind of detention center that was used as a quarantine hotel in 2020,” Infobae pointed out.

The Australian authorities were clear when deciding that the best in the world did not sufficiently demonstrate his exception to participate in the championship.

“Novak Djokovic did not provide the appropriate evidence to meet the necessary entry requirements for Australia. Frankly, we have been very strong, clear and absolute. There is one rule for everyone, ”said Greg Hunt, the host country’s Minister of Health.

“That evidence is insufficient, so you will not be treated differently from anyone else and you will be on the next plane home. There should be no special rules for Novak Djokovic at all. “ said Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia.