Djokovic’s visa revoked in “the public interest”

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic’s saga has probably come to an end. The world number 1 had his visa revoked again by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke and he is due to leave Australia as soon as possible.

The Serbian sensation had his visa revoked when he arrived in Melbourne. After being spending some time in detention, Novak was free to stay in Australia after he won an appeal. However, the Immigration Minister decided to cancel the visa with the following statement.

“Today I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so.

This decision followed orders by the Federal Circuit and Family Court on 10 January 2022, quashing a prior cancellation decision on procedural fairness grounds. In making this decision, I carefully considered information provided to me by the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force and Mr Djokovic.

The Morrison Government is firmly committed to protecting Australia’s borders, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Rublev will take Djokovic’s place on the main draw.

Novak Djokovic in 2022

Novak Djokovic

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At the moment ranked no.1, Djokovic played his last match on the 3rd of December 2021 when he beat world no.29 Marin Cilic 6-4 6-2 in the Rubber 2 of the Davis Cup (draw).

During this season Novak has achieved a composed 0-0 record.

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Djokovic's Record

Novak Djokovic

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