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Djokovic train Australia is considering canceling a visa

The world’s number one Novak Djokovic won a spectacular court victory on Monday, overturning the Australian government’s decision to cancel his vaccination for Covid-19 vaccination.

The Djokovic case attracted international attention, sparked a political conflict between Canberra and Belgrade, and fueled a fierce debate over a compulsory Covid-19 vaccination policy. (Reuters)

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic trained at the Australian Open for a record 21st Grand Slam, but his dream was out of balance as the government considered canceling visas again. I was there.

Djokovic returned to training time after winning the court challenge. He thanked the judge for releasing him from the immigration camp and said he continued his efforts to win the record 21st tennis major at the Australian Open next week.

An unvaccinated 34-year-old Serbian ace says he is determined to stay in Melbourne and compete in the Australian Open, which begins in just six days.

“I’m still focused on it. I flew here to play at one of the most important events taking place in front of great fans,” Djokovic told Instagram on Monday.

Djokovic’s plight attracted international attention, sparked a political struggle between Canberra and Belgrade, and fueled a fierce debate over a compulsory Covid-19 vaccination policy.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office said he had met with Serbian Prime Minister Anna Brunavic on Monday.

Morrison’s office said Australian leaders “explained non-discrimination border policies,” but Serbian media reports said Djokovic emphasized the importance of being prepared for the tournament. rice field. Both sides said they agreed to stay in touch on this issue.

Discretionary power

John Alexander, a member of the Liberal Party of Morrison and a former professional tennis player, said it would be a mistake for immigration minister Alex Hawke to use his discretion to deport Serbian players.

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Doing so would “decrease” the status of the Australian Open, Alexander said.

“We used to be cousins ​​of four events,” he said. “We have done a lot, but we need to treat it carefully.”

Mr Hawk’s office said late Monday that the minister was still considering whether to use his discretion under immigration law to revoke Djokovic’s visa again.

ATP, the governing body for men’s tennis, praised the court’s ruling, saying the controversy “damaged everything, including Novak’s well-being and preparations for the Australian Open.”

ATP said the situation highlighted the need for a clearer understanding and communication of the rules. We strongly recommend that all players be vaccinated and state that 97% of the top 100 players are vaccinated.

read more: The court heard a bid for Djokovic to stay in Australia after the visa was issued.

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