NOVAK DJOKOVIC has suffered a major blow in his attempts to play the Australian Open after his visa was cancelled for the second time. He now faces deportation unless he can win an appeal in court again.
Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open hopes are hanging by a thread after the decision was made to cancel his visa. The world No 1 now faces being deported unless he can win an appeal in court.
The Serb’s lawyers are expected to file an immediate injunction and hope that a decision can be finalised in court on Sunday, just one day before the tournament is due to begin.
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke spent days considering Djokovic’s case before releasing a statement on Friday confirming that he was using his personal power to cancel the tennis star’s visa for a second time.
Djokovic initially had a decision to revoke his visa overturned by judge Anthony Kelly but now faces round two in court.