Cahill to Djokovic: Get vaccinated and come play AO, or if not maybe see you in 2023
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 8978
Renowned tennis coach Darren Cahill thinks everyone is to blame for what happened in the Novak Djokovic controversy. Djokovic arrived to Australia last week after being granted a medical exemption for the Australian Open.
After landing in Australia, Djokovic's visa was cancelled by the Australian Border Force and the Serb was placed in detention. Djokovic appealed the decision and got his visa back on Monday after winning his case in court.
However, that wasn't the end of the Djokovic saga as the Djokovic camp feared Immigration Minister Alex Hawke would exercise his powers to cancel the visa of the Serb. On Friday, Hawke did exactly that. Cahill was asked if he was glad Djokovic was booted from Australia.
"No. Not at all. Fault lies everywhere here. It's been a mess. Novak, TA, Vic Gov, Federal Gov. It should've been a hard rule entering this country considering what the folks have been thru. Get vaccinated and come play the AO, or if not maybe see you in 23'
No wiggle room," Cahill responded.
Hawke announced the Djokovic visa cancellation
"Today I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so," Hawke said in a statement on Friday.
"This decision followed orders by the Federal Circuit and Family Court on 10 January 2022, quashing a prior cancellation decision on procedural fairness grounds. "In making this decision, I carefully considered information provided to me by the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border For.
and Mr Djokovic. "The Morrison Government is firmly committed to protecting Australia's borders, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. "I thank the officers of the Department of Horne Affairs and the Australian Border Force who work every day to serve Australia's interests in increasingly challenging operational environments."