British doubles star Ken Skupski said he feels sorry for Miomir Kecmanovic because the Serb still isn’t sure who will be his Australian Open first round opponent. Novak Djokovic, who is fighting to stay in Australia, was drawn to meet Kecmanovic in the Australian Open first round.
On Friday, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke cancelled Djokovic’s visa but the Serb appealed the decision. “Genuinely don’t care what happens tomorrow. The facts are Novak could and should have got vaccinated if he so wished had plenty of time - then got lucky to have a medical exemption so was permitted to enter but I genuinely don’t care either way anymore.I just want to watch tennis,” Petchey tweeted.
Skupski responded to the Petchey tweet
“I feel sorry for Kecmanovic. He’s still not sure who he plays and when he does he could be part of some mad show,” Skupski said in a response to the Petchey tweet.
On Friday, Immigration Minister Hawke made the major decision. “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."