Novak Djokovic’s wife finally speaks out about the Australian Open visa snafu.


Novak Djokovic’s wife finally speaks out about the Australian Open visa snafu.

After her husband, world No. 1, Novak Djokovic, had his visa revoked upon arrival in Australia, JELENA DJOKOVIC expressed her feelings in an Instagram post.

Novak Djokovic’s wife has spoken out for the first time about his visa issues, which have dominated headlines in recent days.

The world No. 1 arrived in Melbourne after receiving a medical exemption to compete in the Australian Open, but his visa was immediately revoked, and he is now being held in a government detention hotel until his appeal hearing on Monday.

Djokovic announced on Tuesday that he would be flying to Melbourne for the Australian Open after receiving an “exemption permission,” which Tennis Australia later confirmed was a medical exemption.

The exemption was granted “after a rigorous review process involving two separate independent panels of medical experts,” according to Tennis Australia, with applications assessed in accordance with the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI) guidelines.

The announcement, however, sparked outrage in Australia, with residents expressing their displeasure at the world No 1 being granted the same freedoms as fully vaccinated members of the public despite the Serb’s lack of disclosure about his vaccination status.

After a member of Djokovic’s team applied for the “wrong type” of visa for the Serb, which did not cover medical exemptions, Australian Border Force discovered an “issue” with his visa, and he was escorted to an airport room and questioned overnight upon arriving in Melbourne late on Wednesday.

After providing “minimal evidence” for his exemption, supported by only one doctor, and being unable to provide border officials and the Victorian government with more proof when asked, the 20-time Major champion had his visa cancelled on Thursday morning.

“The ABF can confirm that Mr Djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia, and as a result, his visa has been cancelled,” border officials said on Thursday.

“Non-citizens who enter Australia without a valid visa or whose visa has been revoked will be detained and removed.”

Mr. Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

When it comes to our borders, rules are rules.

No one is exempt from these rules.

Our strong border policies have contributed to Australia having one of the world’s lowest death rates.

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