With three players entering Australia on the same visa as Novak Djokovic, the saga of Novak Djokovic takes a new turn.


With three players entering Australia on the same visa, the Novak Djokovic saga takes a new turn.

Novak Djokovic’s visa to enter Australia was revoked upon his arrival in Melbourne, and he is set to be deported back to Europe.

Novak Djokovic’s saga has taken a new turn, with the Serbian set to be deported back to his home country of Australia.

The 34-year-old arrived at Melbourne Airport in the early hours of Thursday morning only to have his visa abruptly revoked.

Djokovic was then detained at the airport and questioned by border officials for several hours before being told he had broken the rules and would be deported.

On Thursday, a flight has been scheduled for him.

His lawyers have filed an urgent court application for an injunction to stop the process, and he has been taken to a government detention facility.

After months of speculation over his anti-vaccination stance, with the player refusing to publicly reveal whether or not he had received the shots, it appeared the world no. 1 would defend his Australian Open title when he announced via Instagram that he had been granted a medical exemption to compete.

Not only did the news confirm that the Serbian had not received the vaccine, but it also infuriated fans and Victoria residents who saw the exemption as preferential treatment.

However, Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, warned that he would still have to prove his exemption when he arrived in Australia, which was apparently granted to Djokovic on the basis that he had Covid-19 in the previous six months.

However, Djokovic was not the only player to apply for an exemption, with tournament organizers receiving 26 applications, though they have refused to say how many players were successful.

Now, Reuters’ Global Sports Editor, Ossian Shine, has revealed yet another potentially huge twist in the bizarre saga.

“Sources close to the Oz Open tell Reuters that the visa Novak Djokovic was using to gain entry to Australia was the same one used by three other tennis players who had already been granted permission…” he tweeted.

After many fellow professionals, including Jamie Murray, claimed that Djokovic’s exemption amounted to special treatment that players of lesser status would not have received, the claim is full of irony.

However, it is the Serbian team’s supporting documents that are the most important.

“News from the Brinkwire.”


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