14 Jan 2022 | 04:05 | Men's Tennis
Number one seed at the Australian Open Djokovic said he will immediately sue again if the decision to cancel the visa is approved by the Australian immigration minister on January 14.
Information The Age (Australia) said that Djokovic’s legal team has detailed plans and will sue immediately if Minister Alex Hawke makes an unfavorable decision against the Serbian tennis player.
Most likely, Mr. Hawke will announce his decision on January 14. This has affected the progress of the Australian Open draw on January 13, because the Australian Tennis Federation does not want Djokovic’s visa cancellation decision to affect the tournament overall.
Australian media confirmed Mr Hawke was still reviewing documents submitted by Djokovic’s lawyer, which delayed the ruling for several days. If he has to go to court, Djokovic’s legal team hopes the case will go to trial and close on Sunday (January 16). This will help Djokovic compete as soon as next week if he is declared victorious by the court.
According to the draw results, the player aims to break the record, win the 21st Grand Slam, Djokovic will face compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic, 12 years younger than him and ranked 78th in the world in the first round of men’s singles.
The Age further revealed that the Australian government is leaning more towards canceling Djokovic’s visa.
At a government press conference yesterday afternoon, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison affirmed: “Foreigners must prove they have received two shots or must provide proof they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons… that’s the policy. That policy has not changed.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison also emphasized that the visa approval process has nothing to do with the process of proving vaccination status at the border and that is why it is important to distinguish between visas and conditions of entry at the border. .
It is known that Australian immigration officials are still looking into a series of errors and inconsistencies with Djokovic, including Djokovic’s breach of quarantine regulations in Serbia, inaccurate statements in his entry form and the inconsistencies in the timing of COVID-19 tests.