Novak Djokovic’s visa has been revoked “in the public interest” two days before the start of the Australian Open.
Officials from the court are waiting for Djokovic’s lawyers to file an appeal.
On Friday, just before 6 p.m., Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced his decision.
On Friday evening, Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a statement addressing Mr Hawke’s decision, saying it was intended to defend Australians’ “sacrifices.”
Judge Kelly acknowledged in court on Monday that Djokovic might be barred from returning to Australia for three years as a result of the ruling, when the idea of the minister canceling Djokovic’s visa was mentioned. The Australian government, on the other hand, could exercise its discretion to exempt the tennis player from the ban.
Djokovic was entered into the Australian Open draw yesterday, despite the fact that no decision on whether or not to grant or deny his visa had been made on Thursday.
After an earlier visa cancellation of the men’s world number one was overturned in court on Monday, the world has been waiting to hear if the minister will utilize his powers to reject Djokovic’s visa.
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Djokovic’s travel declaration is being investigated by the Border Force to see if he supplied misleading information.
The issue generated a tremendous outcry in Djokovic’s home country of Serbia, with his family spearheading street rallies, while throngs gathered outside the hotel where Djokovic was temporarily confined over the weekend in Melbourne.
However, Djokovic’s zeal has waned after he acknowledged to breaking COVID-19 isolation restrictions in Serbia, an offense that may land him in prison.