Viktor Troicki: Novak Djokovic visa cancellation is clearly political thing

Troicki absolutely believes the political motives stand behind Australia’s decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa.

by Dzevad Mesic
Viktor Troicki: Novak Djokovic visa cancellation is clearly political thing

Former Serbian tennis player Victor Troicki thinks the Novak Djokovic visa cancellation is obviously a “political thing”. After getting a medical exemption for the Australian Open, Djokovic flew to Australia.

Upon his arrival, Djokovic was met by the Australian Border Force as his visa was cancelled and he was placed in detention. Djokovic got his visa back after winning his appeal in court on Monday. On Friday, Immigration Minister Alex Hawks exercised his power to cancel the visa of Djokovic.

“There has already been for 10 days a lot of speculation and a lot of different decisions being made by the Australian government and Australian law," Troicki told CNN. "It's a lot of confusion. I think it's more than obvious that it's a political thing and has nothing to do with sport which is really sad.

"It's really shocking, it's bad for sport, it's bad for tennis and I guess it's bad also for Australia."

Hawke makes decision on the Djokovic case

“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."

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