The stake was only to have the consent to participate in the Australian Open 2022, with a medical exemption given the two doses of vaccine not carried out but the COVID contracted in a very recent period like the month of December; the risks that the athlete could run, however, were different and are now all occurring.
The visa canceled, the block to enter and stay in the country to play the first Grand Slam of the season, a couple of mistakes made are presenting the bill to Novak Djokovic, who left Australia with broken bones after the decision of the Federal Court, which confirmed the cancellation of the visa and therefore the government's request not to allow the Serbian tennis player to stay in oceanic land.
The real alarm bell for the number one in the world is not only having lost participation in one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year, as it may seem. The sanction that has been established and confirmed by Australia is very heavy and will have many consequences on his future and on the continuation of his career as a professional player.
Something may change, but not soon
This was announced by Interior Minister Karen Andrews in an interview on the Today Show: "The visa was canceled by Minister Hawke. The cancellation was confirmed by the federal court, so Djokovic will be banned from entering our country for the next few years.
three years." Currently, on paper, the winner of 9 titles in Melbourne will not be able to take part in various editions of the Grand Slam event, given the very strict rules of the country, especially on this issue.
For the organizers of the competition, however, it would be a hard blow not to be able to have the 34-year-old native of Belgrade at the starting line. Australian laws now prohibit Nole from getting a new visa in the next short period unless urgent and well-founded reasons are accepted.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison does not run and has in any case decided to allow Djokovic to return to play in the country: "I have no intention of preconditioning any of this or saying anything that does not allow the minister to make the decisions he has to make.
The expulsion is valid for three years, but there is an opportunity to return to consider the case. This will happen in due course "he stressed in an interview with 2GB radio.