Novak Djokovic Drawn In Australian Open Despite Looming Deportation Decision

The Australian government is considering canceling the visa of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, who is in Australia for the Australian Open, because of his disagreement with the country's strict Covid-19 vaccine requirements.
The Australian Open has a draw for Novak Djokovic.

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The men's tennis world number one, top seed and returning champion, Novak Djokovic, is set to open against his Serbian opponent, Miomir Kecmanovic.
The Australian Immigration Minister is still considering revocation of the player's visa, and it's not certain if he'll play in the tournament.

The draw for the tournament is likely to be changed before the tournament begins on Monday if a decision is made on Friday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

A source close to the tennis champion said that he would immediately appeal any attempt to deport him, though the timing of the decision could make it difficult.
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Officials in Australia questioned whether a previous Covid infections counted as a valid medical exemption to the country's stringent vaccine requirements, which temporarily barred Novak Djokovic from entering the country last week. The tennis player was granted admission because he wasn't given enough time to consult with other people. The star admitted that he took part in a newspaper interview and photoshoot while Covid was positive in Serbia. He admitted that his agent did not declare his recent travel from Serbia to Spain on his visa forms. If he is allowed to defend his title, he will become the most successful male tennis player of all time. They are all tied for 20 Grand Slam titles. The current Australian Open draw could see Nadal face off against Djokovic in the semi finals.
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According to various media reports, there is more than one possibility of deportation. Home Affairs is looking into discrepancies in when the athlete tested positive for drugs. The maximum sentence is five years. The star could be in trouble for violating Covid restrictions in his native Serbia, where those who break them face up to three years in prison.
The positive covid test, in-person events, and travel documents of Novak Djokovic are included in his biography.

A day after a positive covid test, the tennis player attended an event.

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