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Novak Djokovic: the tennis player’s only hope to avoid deportation from Australia

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Lima, January 14, 2022Updated on 01/14/2022 11:17 am

Novak Djokovic remains in the eye of the storm, because — a few hours ago — the Australian Government decided to suspend his visa for the second time. Despite that, the judge of that country, Anthony Kelly, ordered that the tennis player not be “immediately deported” while his case continues.

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In this sense, the Serbian athlete’s lawyer, Nick Wood, tries to buy time so that his client can participate in the Australian Open, which begins this Monday, January 17. For this reason, he has requested a hearing for Sunday morning before the Federal Court.

According to the Mundo Deportivo portal, the Serbian tennis player would appeal to request a judicial injunction that prevents his deportation, such as the order he obtained last week.

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While the other option would be to require a special visa to play in the championship, however, this is very complicated. According to Melbourne immigration attorney Kian Bone, “Very rarely do courts order a member of the executive government” grant that permission.

Novak Djokovic would be exposed to a fine or prison for breaking isolation, despite being infected with coronavirus

On the other hand, the Serbian tennis player confessed that he gave an interview to journalists from the medium ‘L’Equipe’ -on December 18- having knowledge that he had tested positive for coronavirus hours before the test carried out.

The athlete explained that he did not want to look bad with the communicators and that he complied with security protocols at all times. “I was careful to maintain social distancing and I wore a mask, except when the photograph was taken,” he said in a letter

“Although I went home after the interview to isolate myself for the required period, on reflection, this was an error of judgment and I accept that I should have rescheduled this commitment”he added.

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However, problems still continue for the popular ‘Nole’. According to ‘The Guardian’, the tennis player would be exposed to a fine or three years in jail in his country for breaking the mandatory social isolation after testing positive for coronavirus. According to information from the aforementioned media outlet, Djokovic violated article 248 of the Serbian penal code.

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