Novak Djokovic faces another night in Australia detention before court hearing

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Immigration Minister Alex Hawke decided to cancel Djokovic's visa because his presence could foster opposition to COVID-19 vaccination in Australia.

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Published on January 12, 2022 -  01:30
Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Still Faces Possible Deportation From Australia
Tennis Star Novak Djokovic , Still Faces Possible Deportation , From Australia. 'Newsweek' reports that the controversy over Novak Djokovic's entry into Australia may not be over, despite the top-ranked tennis star's visa being reinstated. 'Newsweek' reports that the controversy over Novak Djokovic's entry into Australia may not be over, despite the top-ranked tennis star's visa being reinstated. Djokovic's COVID-19 vaccine medical exemption is still under review by Australia's immigration minister. If the immigration minister determines that the exemption poses a threat to public health, Djokovic could still be denied entry and forced to leave Australia. . If the immigration minister determines that the exemption poses a threat to public health, Djokovic could still be denied entry and forced to leave Australia. . According to 'Newsweek,' if that happens, Djokovic could be barred from entering Australia for up to three years. Now, with less than a week until the Australian Open starts on January 17, Djokovic remains in immigration limbo while he awaits a decision. . Now, with less than a week until the Australian Open starts on January 17, Djokovic remains in immigration limbo while he awaits a decision. . The stakes are high for Djokovic, a nine-time defending Australian Open champion looking to secure a men's record 21st Grand Slam singles title. . The stakes are high for Djokovic, a nine-time defending Australian Open champion looking to secure a men's record 21st Grand Slam singles title. . 'Newsweek' reports that the immigration minister's decision could take a while, but pressure is mounting as the draw to determine brackets for the tournament begins on January 12. . 'Newsweek' reports that the immigration minister's decision could take a while, but pressure is mounting as the draw to determine brackets for the tournament begins on January 12. . Djokovic's exemption was approved by the Victoria state government and the Australian Open's organizer, Tennis Australia. . Djokovic's exemption was approved by the Victoria state government and the Australian Open's organizer, Tennis Australia. . His exemption was later rejected by the Australian Border Force who subsequently canceled his visa. . His exemption was later rejected by the Australian Border Force who subsequently canceled his visa. . Later, an Australian federal judge overturned the Border Force's decision.

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