Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic has visa canceled for second time, faces deportation again

Novak Djokovic has actually had his visa canceled for a 2nd time simply 3 days prior to he is set to play in the 2022 Australian Open. The choice began Friday and now the No. 1 seed in the guys’s bracket of the competition is dealing with deportation once again as an outcome.

On Friday, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke specified that he utilized “ministerial discretion” to cancel the tennis star’s visa due to “public interest.” Shortly after Hawke made the judgment, Djokovic’s attorneys started yet another appeal in an effort to get Djokovic’s visa cancellation reversed and had an after-hours hearing in Federal Circuit and Family Court. 

Judge Anthony Kelly, the judge who initially ruled that Djokovic might stay in Australia previously in the month regardless of being unvaccinated versus COVID-19, existed at the hearing. Djokovic had actually been provided an exemption from competition organizers.

Djokovic’s attorney, Nick Wood, notified Kelly that he hoped an appeal would be heard on Sunday — which would suggest Djokovic might have his visa renewed and able to complete at the Australian Open when it starts on Monday. Here’s how CBS News described what Djokovic’s attorneys require to do:

“Djokovic’s lawyers need to get him two urgent orders. One is an injunction preventing his deportation, like the order he gained last week. The second would make Hawke grant Djokovic a visa to play.”

In Australia, a federal government main giving a person a visa takes place “very rarely,” according to the Associated Press.

Djokovic needs to go back to migration detention when he meets Australian Border Force authorities on Saturday early morning. If Djokovic winds up being deported, it might lead to him not being permitted to get in Australia for a three-year duration. 

He is intending to challenge for the most guys’s Grand Slam titles of all-time at the Australian Open. The 34-year-old star is presently connected with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 20 Grand Slam titles. Djokovic would be the very first guys’s gamer ever to win 21.

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