May 17, 2022 4:50 am

Novak Djokovic stays out of the Australian Open: the Federal Court confirmed the cancellation of his visa and he must return to Serbia

It’s official. Around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday (4:00 a.m. in Argentina), less than 24 hours before the start of the Australian Open, the Federal Court of that country decided that Novak Djokovic, the number 1 in men’s tennis will NOT be able to play the first Grand Slam of the season and must return to his country as soon as possible.

The president of the Supreme Court, James Allsop, was the one who announced the ruling on behalf of a court made up of himself and two other judges, at the end of a day that had begun on the Australian Sunday morning, with a hearing in which Novak Djokovic sought to reverse the cancellation of his visa -for the second time-, decided by the Australian Ministry of Immigration.

The moment in which Judge Allsop announces the ratification of the ruling against DjokovicTV capture

After presenting the corresponding arguments, the court withdrew to deliberate, and in the Australian afternoon announced a “unappealable” ruling, as had been previously arranged. With the confirmation of the cancellation arranged by the Ministry, Djokovic will not be able to stay in Australia and in the next few hours his deportation will proceed.

Djokovic had been detained for the second time on Saturday by immigration authorities, after his case to prevent Australia from deporting him for not being vaccinated against Covid reached three higher court judges. The hearing before the Federal Court had been set for Sunday, one day before the date on which the tennis player number 1 in the ranking had to play his first match of the year at the Australian Open, in which he is the defending champion and He has crowned nine times.

Even, the organization of the tournament published the program of matches for Monday, in which Djokovic appeared in the night session, in which he would have to face his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic. However, the ruling of the Justice determines that the first Grand Slam of 2022 is left without its greatest figure.

Djokovic had been detained again on Saturday by immigration authorities, after his case to prevent Australia from deporting him for not being vaccinated against Covid reached three higher court judges. The hearing before the Federal Court was set for this Sunday, one day before the date on which the tennis player number 1 in the ranking must play his first match of the year at the Australian Open, in which he is the defending champion and has been crowned on nine occasions.

Reference-www.lanacion.com.ar

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