Novak Djokovic detained ahead of hearing

Australian border authorities arrested Novak Djokovic on Saturday morning, according to a court-ordered arrangement decided on Friday.

Immigration officials have twice canceled his visa from Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, because he had not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Australian Border Force interviewed the tennis star at 8am local time on Saturday (4pm ET on Friday) at an undisclosed “mutually agreed” location in the case.

Djokovic is expected to spend Saturday night in pre-immigration custody as his case is heard in the Australian Federal Court, just hours before he is scheduled to compete in the Australian Open.

Hearings are scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday to determine whether the Serbian star will be deported or allowed to remain in the country for the tournament.

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