Djokovic Clear To Play At Next Year Australian Open After Visa Ban Overturned

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Djokovic Clear To Play At Next Year Australian Open After Visa Ban Overturned

Djokovic Clear To Play At Next Year Australian Open After Visa Ban Overturned: Prior to the commencement of the Australian Open in 2022, Novak Djokovic was expelled from Australia in January.

In order to play in Melbourne in 2023, the Serbian, who is not immunized, had hoped that his three-year visa suspension would be lifted. According to sources close to Immigration Minister Andrew Giles, Djokovic’s visa ban will be lifted.

Djokovic Clear To Play At Next Year Australian Open After Visa Ban Overturned

After the federal government reversed his visa suspension, Novak Djokovic is again eligible to compete at the Australian Open in 2019.

 

Djokovic Clear To Play At Next Year Australian Open After Visa Ban Overturned

The Serbian, who is presently competing in the ATP Finals that end the year, had his visa revoked “in the public interest” and was deported just before the 2022 tournament began.

Djokovic’s automatic three-year ban will be overturned, according to sources close to Immigration Minister Andrew Giles, who is quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Director of the Australian Open Craig Tiley had earlier on Tuesday stated that he was still awaiting a judgment but did not anticipate the player to receive “preferential treatment.”
Everyone is now doing the standard visa application process, and everyone will do so at the proper time, according to Tiley, who spoke to AAP.

“I don’t believe anyone should receive special treatment. But I absolutely anticipate having a response for everyone, including Novak, by the time they need to reserve their tickets and arrive.

“The Australian government is solely responsible for that. Novak wants to play and return to competition, and I know that. Although he is most successful in Australia, where he is loved, the timing of any announcement is up to someone else, so we’ll simply have to wait and see.
Nine times, Djokovic has won the Australian Open.

Despite the fact that Djokovic is not protected against Covid-19, which sparked the January issue ahead of the year’s first Grand Slam, Australian visa regulations now indicate that you do not require documentation of a Covid-19 vaccination to enter or exit the country.

Then-immigration minister Alex Hawke had revoked Djokovic’s visa ten months prior, calling the athlete a “talisman of anti-vaccination sentiment” and warning that there may be “public disturbance” if he were let to remain and compete.
Djokovic went on to elaborate on his position on Covid in a February interview with the BBC.
He claimed, “I was never against immunization. “I recognize that everyone is working extremely hard to combat this infection and, ideally, put a stop to it as quickly as possible.

“The biggest effort is certainly in vaccination. I totally understand that. However, I’ve always backed the right to decide what goes in your body. That, in my opinion, is what’s most important; it’s basically the idea that you should know what’s right and wrong for you.

“As a top-level professional athlete, I’ve always analyzed and evaluated everything that goes into my body, including supplements, food, water, and everything else that serves as fuel.

I made the decision not to get the vaccine after gathering all the facts.

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