Australia 'very open' to considering rescinding Novak Djokovic's three-year ban



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Australia 'very open' to considering rescinding Novak Djokovic's three-year ban

Australia Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has said that he will consider rescinding a three-year ban handed to Novak Djokovic is the world No. 1 does all the right moves. Djokovic flew to Australia after being granted a medical exemption for the Australian Open but the Australian authorities didn't let him play unvaccinated.

Djokovic was deported from Australia after losing his Australia visa case. Djokovic was also banned from entering the country for three years. “The future for Mr Djokovic is his to decide on how he conducts himself and what he does internationally,” Hawke said, according to The Australian Associated Press.

“The Australian government has no further role in what he chooses to do”.

Australia open to future submissions and requests from Djokovic

“It means that a future decision-maker makes that (call) when receiving an application,” Hawke said.

“It’s an important principle of law that I don’t bind a future decision-maker. “We have indicated we would consider that, in the same way we would consider any others. We are very open to the consideration”.

Meanwhile, Djokovic was a guest on RTS on Thursday and there he confirmed he plans to return to Australia in the future. Djokovic felt he wasn't treated right in Australia but that won't prevent him from returning to the place where is a record nine-time Grand Slam champion.

“I will always remember all the nice things that happened for me in Melbourne. I had a lot of professional and personal beautiful moments there. Despite all this, I have a great connection with Australia. Results that I had in Melbourne show you how I feel when I go there," Djokovic told RTS.

“Everything that has happened this year was totally unexpected. It will be hard to forget, but I want to come back to Australia in the future and to play on Rod Laver Arena again”.