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Dwell updates: Novak Djokovic visa and Australian Open 2022

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Novak Djokovic practiced at Melbourne Park on Friday before his visa was canceled for a second time.
Novak Djokovic practiced at Melbourne Park on Friday earlier than his visa was canceled for a second time.  (Darrian Traynor/Getty Photographs)

Novak Djokovic’s Australia visa was at the moment canceled for a second time — throwing his participation within the Australian Open into query as soon as extra and probably sparking one other authorized standoff.

This is what this implies and what might occur subsequent, in accordance with authorized consultants.

May Djokovic attraction once more? Sure — the tennis star might request a short lived injunction from the choose, mentioned Justin Quill, a accomplice with an Australian regulation agency in Melbourne. Throughout that further time, he might keep within the nation and attraction the choice.

However “you’ll be able to’t simply attraction since you wish to attraction,” Quill added — Djokovic must present the choose he has legitimate grounds to protest the choice.

Can Djokovic play within the event throughout authorized proceedings? It is not clear but — the Australian Open begins Monday, with Djokovic drawn in opposition to fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic in a primary spherical match that now appears unsure.

What choices does Djokovic have? Maria Jockel, an immigration regulation specialist at BDO Australia, instructed CNN Djokovic’s legal professionals now have 28 days to make representations to the immigration minister, who might then select to reinstate the visa.

Throughout that point, Djokovic is likely to be positioned in detention once more — until the minister grants him a bridging visa, which might permit him to play within the Open whereas ready for the choice or making preparations to depart Australia, Jockel mentioned.

Djokovic’s legal professionals might additionally go to courtroom — however they might face a tough authorized battle, particularly given his admission earlier this week that false data was included on his journey declaration, Jockel mentioned.

The declaration said he had not traveled within the 14 days previous to arriving in Melbourne — however images taken throughout that interval seem to point out him in each Spain and Serbia.

In an announcement on Wednesday, Djokovic known as it a “human error.”


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