Trouble for Novak Djokovic. After the Serbian tennis player was held for hours at the Australia Airport, he will finally be deported after his visa was revoked after obtaining a medical exemption that allowed him to participate in the Australian Open 2022 without being vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to the local media The Age, everything indicated that the tennis player did not have enough evidence to justify the permission they granted him, so they invited him to return home as soon as possible. Unsurprisingly, the number one racket’s attorneys filed a federal lawsuit to stop the deportation.
Novak Djokovic scandal goes around the world
There is no doubt that one of the most successful tennis players in recent times is going through another extra-sports scandal. After causing controversy based on his decision not to be vaccinated and despite the fact that he tested positive for the coronavirus more than a year ago, he has monopolized the sports covers, and not precisely because of one of his achievements.
According to the Australian Border Force said in a statement that Djokovic, who was seeking to participate in the Australian Open, “did not provide adequate evidence to meet the requirements for entry into the country and the visa was subsequently canceled.” This, while their trainer and physiotherapist were already waiting for them.
“The ABF can confirm that Mr Djokovic did not provide adequate evidence to meet the entry requirements for Australia and his visa was subsequently canceled. Non-citizens who do not have a valid visa upon entry or who have canceled their visa will be detained and expelled from Australia ”, they indicated.
Australian Prime Minister applauded move against Novak Djokovic
Through his Twitter account, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not hesitate to comment on this controversial case.
“Mr. Djokovic’s visa has been canceled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. Nobody is above these rules. Our strong border policies have been instrumental in Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID, we remain vigilant, “he wrote.