Novak Djokovic will not be deported tonight, as the Australian Open saga continues.


Novak Djokovic will not be deported tonight, as the Australian Open saga continues.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC is facing a lot of uncertainty ahead of the Australian Open later this month.

According to reports, Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellation was overturned at a court hearing, and he will not be deported from Australia on Monday.

The Serb, who hopes to defend his Australian Open title in Melbourne later this month, was initially refused entry after his visa was revoked upon his arrival.

On Thursday, Djokovic was detained after more information about his medical exemption to enter Australia and compete in the year’s first Grand Slam was requested.

On Monday, it was decided that his visa cancellation order would be immediately quashed and that he would be released from detention.

However, it has since been reported in Serbia that Djokovic was quickly re-arrested and faces deportation before the tournament begins.

Meanwhile, conflicting reports suggest that Djokovic’s fate remains unknown, with Australia’s immigration minister Alex Hawke retaining the power to cancel Djokovic’s visa despite the verdict.

According to The Guardian, Djokovic is expected to stay in Australia until at least Tuesday, with a final decision not expected before Monday’s close of play.


“Following today’s Federal Circuit… determination on a procedural ground, it remains within immigration minister Hawke’s discretion to consider canceling Mr Djokovic’s visa under his personal power of cancellation under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act,” a spokesperson for Hawke was quoted as saying.

“The matter is currently under consideration by the minister, and the process is still ongoing.”

Following Monday’s ruling that Djokovic was wrongfully stripped of his visa after touching down in Australia, it was previously speculated that Hawke would have a four-hour window to make such a decision.

The time limit, on the other hand, would have been relevant only if the government had decided to re-arrest the Serb for questioning, which has not happened.

Hawke has complete discretion over whether or not to cancel Djokovic’s visa if he believes it would be in the public interest and would be the correct course of action.

A decision is expected on Tuesday at the earliest, but could be postponed until later in the week, according to reports.

In the meantime, we’ll have to wait and see.

“News from the Brinkwire.”


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