A tennis official who claimed the same exemption as Novak Djokovic has ‘voluntarily left Australia.’


Tennis official ‘voluntarily leaves Australia’ after using the same exemption as Novak Djokovic.

A tennis official who reportedly used the same exemption as Novak Djokovic has left Australia voluntarily.

A tennis official who used the same medical exemption as Novak Djokovic has now voluntarily left Australia. The world number one announced on social media earlier this week that he was on his way to compete in the Australian Open after receiving a medical exemption.

Any hope was quickly dashed when the Australian Border Force cancelled the tennis legend’s visa.

He is now on the verge of being deported, but the Serbian will not hear his fate until Monday because his team plans to appeal the decision.

Djokovic will be held at the quarantine Park hotel in Carlton, Melbourne, until then, and has been seen being transported there in a silver Volkswagen van.

Now, the Australian Border Force (ABF) confirmed on Friday night that a European tennis official who entered Australia under the same exemption has voluntarily left the country.

The federal government, however, has yet to confirm this.

“All travellers who enter Australia must do so in accordance with our strict laws and entry requirements, regardless of their status or reasons for entering the country,” an ABF spokesperson said.

“The ABF employs a multi-layered approach… this includes avenues to investigate, locate, and detain non-citizens who have been found to have breached our border entry requirements after their arrival in Australia.”

Renata Voráová, a 20-time grand slam champion from Czech Republic, was deported after the ABF revoked her visa.

Unlike Djokovic, the 38-year-old had already played a match in Australia, as she competed in a doubles match in the Gippsland Trophy on Wednesday with Katarzyna Piter, 30.

Because she had recently contracted and recovered from COVID-19, she is thought to have entered Australia last month with a vaccine exemption granted by Tennis Australia.

Her visa, like that of the tennis legend, was revoked after she failed to comply with the federal government’s requirement that all non-citizens be vaccinated against the virus.

She was held in the same hotel as the Serbian before flying out of Melbourne on Saturday night local time on a flight to Dubai.

Djokovic contracted coronavirus for the second time on December 16, but it was not revealed until today.

“News from the Brinkwire.”


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