Mardy Fish on Novak Djokovic situation: Ridiculous, using him as political pawn



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Mardy Fish on Novak Djokovic situation: Ridiculous, using him as political pawn

Former world No. 7 Mardy Fish thinks it's "ridiculous" what's going on with Novak Djokovic in Australia. After being granted a medical exemption for the Australian Open, Djokovic flew to Australia. After landing in Australia, Djokovic had his visa cancelled and he was transported to an immigration hotel.

After spending a couple of days in detention, Djokovic appeared in front of the judge and won his case. Unfortunately for Djokovic, getting his visa back wasn't the end to his concerns as he knew Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke could exercise his power to cancel his visa.

On Friday, Immigration Minister Hawke announced his decision to cancel the visa of the 20-time Grand Slam champion. "I joke a lot on here, but what’s going on with @DjokerNole right now seems ridiculous. Using him as a political pawn.

Save the vax’d and unvaxd comments. Dude is a human being," Fish tweeted.

Djokovic had his visa cancelled for a second time

“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." Djokovic is a record nine-time Australian Open champion and he has won the tournament's last three editions.