Novak Djokovic’s visa was cancelled. After going to Australia to find his 10th Australian Open singles champion, he will fly away from Australia. According to the Times and the Sydney Morning Herald.
This happened after Djokovic was denied entry to Australia when he arrived in Melbourne to compete.Djokovic is Obtain a medical exemption from the competition organizer to participate in the competition, Even if he is not vaccinated against COVID-19. All players and staff in the game must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an exemption from an independent expert panel to participate in the game.
According to reports, the Victorian government rejected Djokovic’s late-night visa application hours before his arrival in Melbourne, but Djokovic’s lawyers are reportedly questioning the country’s decision.
Serbian President Alexander Vucic is involved in Djokovic’s visa issue.
“I just finished my phone conversation with Novak Djokovic,” Vucic wrote on Instagram. “I told our Novak that the whole of Serbia is with him, and our bodies are doing everything they can to ensure that the harassment of the best tennis players in the world ends immediately.
“According to all the norms of international law, Serbia will fight for Novak, truth and justice. As we all know, Novak is powerful.”
Djokovic’s exemption caused anger across the country, and this situation reached its climax on Wednesday.
According to the London TimesLater, Djokovic was stopped by the border checkpoint due to visa issues. According to reports, a member of Djokovic’s team has applied for a visa that does not apply to people who have received a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination.
According to his father Srdiyan Djokovic, before deciding to cancel his visa, Djokovic was detained in a police room after arriving in Melbourne.
“Novak is currently in a room no one can enter,” Srjan Djokovic Tell B92 Internet Portal“There are two policemen in front of the room.”
Srdijan Djokovic added late Wednesday He thought his son was “captured” And “If they don’t release him in the next half an hour, we will fight them on the street.”
The Times of London reported that the federal government has asked for help to correct visa problems, but the state government refused to intervene.
“The Federal Government has asked whether we will support Novak Djokovic’s visa application to enter Australia,” Victoria State Sports Minister Jaala Pulford Wrote on Twitter“We will not provide Novak Djokovic with personal visa application support to participate in the 2022 Australian Open Grand Slam. We have always been very clear about two points: visa approval is a matter of the federal government, and medical exemption is the government’s. Thing. Doctor.”
According to the Australian Open organizer, Djokovic did not enjoy any “special treatment” after receiving a medical exemption to participate in the Grand Slam tournament. Australian Open tournament director Craig Terry said that 26 unvaccinated players have applied for medical exemptions, but only a “few” have been approved.
“We make it more difficult for anyone applying for an application to ensure that it is the correct procedure and that medical experts handle it independently,” Terry says“No special favors or special opportunities were given to Novak Djokovic or any tennis players. There is a process that is beyond everyone’s normal process.”
Tilly also revealed that the reasons for Djokovic’s exemption will remain private, because “any applicant’s personal information has been edited to ensure the independence of the process.”
In early January, the Victorian Government Issued a statement regarding the tournament exemption policy And stated that it has a “two-stage independent procedure” to verify whether any player “real health meets the exemption criteria.” Obviously, they think Djokovic will do it.
Djokovic plans to challenge his 21st Grand Slam title and is currently tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slam singles titles in men’s history.After Nadal will participate in the Australian Open Recently tested positive for COVID-19Federer will not participate in this event because he is recovering from knee surgery.