Two-time women's major champion Garbine Muguruza said Novak Djokovic could have avoided all his visa-related issues in the lead up to the Australian Open 2022 by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Australia immigration minister Alex Hawke used his special powers to revoke Novak Djokovic's visa for the second time on Friday. The Serbian had his visa cancelled on his arrival in Melbourne on January 6.
Novak Djokovic, who is unvaccinated against Coronavirus, faces deportation from Australia after he got his visa cancelled for the second time on Friday. Djokovic is bidding to win a record 21st Grand Slam at the Australian Open 2022.
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used his ministerial discretion to revoke Novak Djokovic's visa on public interest grounds before the Australian Open 2022. His visa was earlier cancelled after Djoko failed to meet COVID-exemption criteria.
All eyes are now on Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, who must decide whether to deport Novak Djokovic, effectively overruling a judge who said the tennis could stay in Australia.
Despite the cloud hanging over Novak Djokovic's ability to compete, Australian Open organisers included the top seed in the draw. He is slated to play fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic in the opening round.
Yuki Bhambri, who is making a comeback, lost to Czech Republic’s Tomas Machac in his second-round Australian Open 2022 qualifying match 1-6, 3-6 in Melbourne.
Despite being handed an easy first-round draw at the Australian Open 2022, Novak Djokovic still faces the prospect of deportation, a decision that is yet to be decided by Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke.
Novak Djokovic has been pitted against countryman Miomir Kecmanovic in the Australian Open 2022 first round in a draw that was delayed by 75 minutes on Thursday. But his participation is subject to potential deportation.
The men's and women's singles draw at the Australian Open 2022 was scheduled to take place at 3 PM Melbourne time (9:30 AM IST) on Thursday but had to be postponed for 75 minutes.
Novak Djokovic is a nine-time Australian Open champion. He owns 20 Grand Slam singles titles in all, tying him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most won by a man in tennis history.
With Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina already exited from their respective singles competition, India's sole hope lies on Yuki Bhambri as he faces world No.130 Tomas Machac in the second round.
Novak Djokovic has said his agent sincerely apologizes for the mistake and has provided additional information to the Australian Government to clarify the matter. Djokovic had his visa revoked for failing to meet the COVID-exemption requirements to enter the country.
Novak Djokovic visa saga is far from over as the Serbian still face the prospect of deportation. Djokovic is bidding to win a record-extending Australian Open title and become the first male to win 21 Grand Slam titles.
Novak Djokovic won a court battle to compete in the Australian Open but the Serbian still faces the threat of deportation because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Current Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison seems to be gaining political mileage by denying the world's No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic entry in the first Grand Slam of the year.
Australia PM Scott Morrison explained to his Serbian counterpart Ana Brnabic the non-discriminatory border policy and its role in protecting Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. They both agreed to stay in contact on the issue.
Novak Djokovic has won a legal battle against the cancellation of his visa. His visa was revoked last week by the border officials after he failed to meet the COVID-19 exemption requirements to enter Australia.
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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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