13 Jan 2022 | 12:48 | Tennis
Novak Djokovic is still trying to practice with coach Goran Ivanisevic in Melbourne (Australia) in the context that despite having just won a hearing in a hearing on January 10 with the Australian government, the risk of the world No. 1 player being absent from the Australian Open. 2022 (January 17-30) is still visible.
According to The Independent, although Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has delayed whether or not to use his personal right to cancel Djokovic’s visa on January 12, the final decision may be made by the right man. This force is available today or tomorrow (January 13 or 14).
As planned, at 11am this afternoon (January 13, Vietnam time), ie 3pm on the same day (Australia time), the organizers of the Australian Open 2022 will conduct a draw for the main round of the first Grand Slam tournament in the year. this year. Currently, the defending Australian Open champion and world No. 1 Djokovic is still ranked as the No. 1 seed in the men’s singles event at this year’s tournament. However, the organizers have just decided to postpone the branch drawing ceremony at the Australian Open.
If Australian Minister Alex Hawke decides to strongly cancel Djokovic’s visa for the sake of public health during the Covid-19 season, Nole will even be expelled from Australia and banned from returning to the country of kangaroos for 3 days. next year. This is the darkest possible scenario for Djokovic, who has won nine Australian Open titles out of 20 Grand Slam singles men’s singles in his collection of titles.
According to Australian lawyer Greg Barns, who has experience in visa cases, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has the “personal right” to cancel Djokovic’s visa without written notice or give Nole a reasonable time to respond.
According to the daily Khaleejtimes.com, if Djokovic’s visa is cancelled, his lawyers can file an appeal with an Australian court to request an order to suspend his client’s deportation from the country for a period of time. certain time.
Lawyer Greg Barns said that if the government made the decision to deport him after Minister Alex Hawke canceled Djokovic’s visa, the Serbian tennis player still had nine days to present arguments and evidence to “reverse the situation. “in court.
“It could be a way to give Djokovic a chance at this tournament (Australian Open) but then still kick him out of the tournament,” Harns said of Nole’s ability to attend this year’s Australian Open but will be disqualified. Australian authorities expelled him while he was competing in any round.
Meanwhile, immigration lawyer Simon Jeans, who is based in Sydney, said there were “a lot of flaws” in Australian law regarding Djokovic’s case and that the Department of Immigration would have to spend some time. time to ensure that any cancellation of visa leaves no “proof of appeal”.
“It’s not an easy task because if they cancel Djokovic’s visa and then he wins (appealing) but still misses the chance to play (at the Australian Open 2022), he can claim to be in the game. reimbursement of his bonus and all his legal fees,” Jeans said.
Meanwhile, according to journalist Angel Garcia, on COPE radio (Spain), Spanish authorities are investigating the suspicion that Djokovic violated epidemic prevention rules when he entered Marbella from Serbia on 31. December 2021 to attend a meeting at SotoTennis tennis academy.
The Immigration Department has not announced a decision on Djokovic on January 13
Australian media reported that Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is still scrutinizing every detail of Novak Djokovic’s visa, combined with new documents provided by the Serbian tennis player’s lawyer. Therefore, the decision will not be made today, January 13.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would let Minister Hawke make his announcement personally, as it was Mr Hawke’s personal power. Currently, Djokovic’s lawyers are still trying to turn the situation around.