Alex de Minaur: Novak Djokovic drama has taken lot of spotlight from us competitors



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Alex de Minaur: Novak Djokovic drama has taken lot of spotlight from us competitors

Australian tennis star Alex de Minaur didn't sound too happy about the Novak Djokovic situation when asked to give his thoughts on the Serb's visa cancellation. After landing in Australia, Djokovic had his visa revoked and he was placed in detention.

Djokovic appealed the decision and on Monday got his visa back after the jidge ruled in his favor. On Friday, the Djokovic visa drama took another turn after Immigration Minister Alex Hawke exercised his power to cancel the visa of the world No.

1 for a second time. "This whole (Djokovic) situation has taken a lot of spotlight away from us competitors. We're here to play the #AusOpen ... it's always an incredible event, my home slam, my favourite tournament.

I'm just ready to put all of this behind me," de Minaur said, as revealed by Marc McGowan.

Hawke explained his decision to revoke Djokovic's visa

“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."

Meanwhile, de Minaur was drawn to meet Lorenzo Musetti in the Australian Open first round. De Minaur has never made it past the third round at Melbourne Park.