Australian authorities cancel Djokovic’s visa, player to be deported’

In a shocking development, Australia has revealed the cancellation of World No. 1 Novak Djokovic’s visa, with the player in danger of being deported.

Djokovic entered Australia without being vaccinated and being a health risk to those around of him. In spite of that, he won a legal battle against the government and earned the right to participate in the Australian Open.

However, the danger hadn’t fully been cleared, and the Serbian knew it. Sure enough, his worst nightmare became a reality, with the 20-time Grand Slam winner set to be forced out of the country.

Australia has revealed the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa, with the player set to be deported from the country, as reported by metro.us.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used his discretionary powers to again cancel Djokovic’s visa.

“Today I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr. Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so,” Hawke said in his statement.

Djokovic (pictured) is now in danger of being deported. Source: metro.us

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Under the section of the Migration Act used to cancel the visa, the player will not be able to get a visa to Australia for the next three years unless the reason is in the country’s best interests.

Greek World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas criticised Djokovic, saying that the whole incident left a bad mark on the sport.

“No-one really thought they could come to Australia unvaccinated and not having to follow the protocols,” he said.

“It takes a lot of daring to do and putting the grand slam at risk, which I don’t think many players would do.

“The stats say 98 per cent of players have been vaccinated and did what they had to do in order to come and perform and play in Australia.”

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