Australia cancels Novak Djokovic’s visa!
The Australian authorities have revoked the visa of tennis world number one Novak Djokovic once again.
Announcing the decision in a statement on Friday Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said he took the step “on health and good order grounds, [and] on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so.”
Novak Djokovic faces deportation from Australia after Immigration Minister Alex Hawke personally intervened to cancel the Serbian star’s visa.
Immigration Minister had stepped in after a Melbourne federal circuit court reversed the initial decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa, which was taken at the Australian border when the 34-year-old arrived in the country last week.
The Serb is a nine-time Australian Open champion, who is unvaccinated, was granted a medical exemption by Tennis Australia and the Victoria state authorities to compete at this month’s Australian Open, based on his recovery from a Covid infection in December.
A day earlier the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic was included in the Australian Open official draw despite uncertainty as the Australian government intended to cancel his visa for a second time.