Reports urged on Saturday that the Serbian participant’s case being heard by three judges, as a substitute of 1, was a large victory for his authorized group, even because the winner of 20 Grand Slam titles will spend a fifth evening within the metropolis’s detention resort.
If the defending Australian Open champion will get a reprieve on Sunday, he’ll be enjoying his opening-spherical match in opposition to fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic on Monday.
Djokovic had his visa cancelled for a second time, by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke on Friday, who exercised his powers to cancel the Serb’s doc on the bottom that his presence within the nation would possibly incite anti-vaccination sentiment.
Djokovic, who’s an anti-vaccine advocate, first had his visa cancelled upon his arrival in Australia on January 5, which was issued to him on the premise of medical exemption granted to him by Tennis Australia and Victoria State authorities.
A report in The West Australian on Saturday mentioned that Djokovic was pushed from his lawyer’s workplace to the Park Hotel in Melbourne’s Carlton, “which is being used as an immigration detention centre, on Saturday afternoon. Wearing a green tracksuit and a white face mask, he appeared composed in the back of a vehicle.”
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has been vital with the therapy meted out to Djokovic — the nation’s prime athlete –, saying it amounted to harassment and maltreatment by the Australian authorities.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, nevertheless, has insisted that the participant’s visa cancellation was carried out in public curiosity.