Will Novak Djokovic be deported: Live updates on visa cancellation, Spain rumour rejected

More news has emerged about Novak Djokovic’s situation as everyone is waiting to see if he will be expelled from the country.

The world is still waiting to see if Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke will expel Novak Djokovic from Australia as the visa saga continues.

Many had expected a decision to be made on Thursday, but that never arrived, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison refusing to delve into the matter.

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“I will refer to Secretary Hook’s most recent statement that this position has not changed,” Morrison told reporters on Thursday.

These are personal ministerial powers that can be exercised by Secretary Hook.

“I am not suggesting any further comment at this time.”

Pouring cold water on Novak rumor

Spanish authorities have rejected a rumor that they are investigating Djokovic over his recent travel to the country.

Reports emerged on Thursday that the 20-time winner is being investigated after he recently traveled from Serbia to Spain, where he trained ahead of the Australian Open.

Tennis reporter Gaspar Ribeiro Lanka wrote on Twitter on Thursday: “BREAKING NEWS: COPE reports that the Spanish government is now investigating whether unvaccinated Novak Djokovic entered the country illegally in late December. Since September 20, Serbian citizens need a vaccine certificate Or a special exemption to enter Spanish territory but so far the authorities say they have not received any request from Djokovic.”

However, cold water was poured based on suggestions that Djokovic is under the microscope in Spain. “The news is false. A spokesman for the Spanish Ministry of the Interior told Politico, “The government has not ordered this and there is no police investigation into the athlete.”

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Djokovic will reportedly challenge any deportation decision in court, if Minster Hook decides to expel the world’s #1.

Age Reports said a member of Djokovic’s camp said a lawsuit would be filed immediately if he was asked to leave the country, even after his visa was revoked in court on Monday.

According to the report, Djokovic’s team hopes any legal challenge will be resolved by Sunday, allowing the Serbs to continue into the Australian Open, which begins on Monday, if successful.

Meanwhile, the Herald Sun Reports indicate that government sources blame Djokovic and his camp for using stalling tactics to take the saga.

The Visa saga continues

Djokovic, who is not immune, was given a medical exemption to compete in the first major tournament of the year but when he arrived in Melbourne last week, the Australian Border Force told him he did not have enough evidence to show his exemption was justified.

The nine-time Australian Open champion remained in a Melbourne hotel until the end of Monday’s hearing, when he was released from custody.

Djokovic’s exemption was based on his belief and Tennis Australia that his contract with Covid-19 in the past six months was a valid reason for not receiving the vaccine.

Djokovic’s family thanked fans for their support and defended his right to be in Australia. Talking to Sunrise Earlier this week, his mum Dijana said: “Novak is 34-35, even as a mother I have no choice but to pressure him.

“He has his own philosophy on his life. If he’s thinking this way, I can just say ‘Okay’.”

“I know Novak is the healthiest man in the world, like an athlete. He takes care of his life and his body so much that no one can imagine how. He is dedicated to this sport and dedicated to what he does. He plays tennis and wants to stay on the court and I know he does everything to take care of body to stay healthy.

“I don’t know what the problem is if he doesn’t want to be vaccinated. This is his choice and everyone in this world has the opportunity to make a decision. This is like human rights. You can’t go after him or pressure him to do it.”

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