Novak Djokovic has been dubbed the ‘Australian Open hope’ for 2023, despite the fact that he could be deported in a new twist.
Despite winning an appeal against a decision to deny him a visa, NOVAK DJOKOVIC may face a new trial.
Even if he is deported from the country in the coming days, Novak Djokovic could be allowed to return to Australia next year.
Despite a judge’s decision on Monday to overturn the decision to cancel the player’s visa, the saga over whether he will be allowed to defend his Australian Open title continues.
Djokovic has been in Australia for almost a week but has yet to play any tennis after the Australian Border Force informed him that his medical exemption to enter the country was invalid.
The 34-year-old was scheduled to be deported and was transferred to a state-run immigration facility at the Park Hotel in Carlton last Thursday while filing an appeal.
On Monday, judge Anthony Kelly ruled in favor of the player, and it appeared that he would be able to compete in the year’s first Grand Slam.
However, recent reports claim that Djokovic has been detained by the Australian government, which appears intent on releasing him.
People who have their visas revoked are prohibited from returning to Australia, according to Australian federal law.
And it has a three-year shelf life.
However, Federal sources told The Age that if Djokovic is deported, a three-year ban will not be automatic because the government has the option of allowing him back in.
Even if he is banned from this month’s tournament, the ace could compete in the Australian Open next year.
Djokovic’s lawyers told the court that the player arrived in Melbourne after two separate medical boards granted him an exemption.
The Serbian appeared to have presented officials with all of the required medical evidence.
Djokovic was given until 8.30 a.m. the next morning to make his comments after being notified that his visa would be cancelled when he first arrived in Australia.
However, he was pressed to respond sooner, and the Australian Border Force made their final decision at 7.40 a.m.
In court, the government admitted that the player was not given sufficient time to present his side of the story.
The decision of the judge was based on procedural fairness.
However, the government continues to doubt the player’s medical exemption and will attempt to have him removed.
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