Will Novak Djokovic play in Australian Open? Newest information on tennis star’s visa determination

Will Novak Djokovic play in Australian Open? Latest news on tennis star's visa decision

The No. 1 males’s tennis participant on the planet, Novak Djokovic, continues to make headlines with reference to his enjoying standing for the 2022 Australian Open, a grand slam event he is received 9 occasions.

Djokovic has been outspoken about his ideas in opposition to the COVID-19 vaccination, and though he hasn’t confirmed his unvaccinated standing, it is assumed that he stays unvaccinated. Djokovic was given a medical exemption in an effort to journey to Australia, which has strict pointers proper now in opposition to the virus. The Australian Open additionally had guidelines in place that the gamers should be vaccinated to compete. 

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After Djokovic arrived in Australia, although, he was denied entry into the nation. He appealed his visa standing, and he received the attraction. He was allowed to enter the nation and observe for the upcoming grand slam event, which begins on Monday, Jan. 17. 

Nevertheless, Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has twice revoked Djokovic’s visa standing, placing his skill to play unsure. Djokovic’s visa was revoked the second time on Friday, and he awaits a listening to relating to one other attraction to aim to remain within the nation and play within the event.

Djokovic’s identify is on the Australian Open draw proper now, however will he have the ability to keep?

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Is Novak Djokovic enjoying within the Australian Open 2022?

Djokovic faces deportation once more after his visa was revoked for a second time Friday simply days earlier than the beginning of the Australian Open. He appealed the ruling and appeared earlier than immigration officers in Melbourne on Friday afternoon. The presiding decide ordered attorneys for Djokovic and the Australian authorities to submit written arguments Saturday earlier than a court docket listening to scheduled for Sunday morning in Australia.

Djokovic’s visa had been reinstated Monday upon profitable his first attraction.

Within the meantime, Djokovic stays the No. 1 seed for the 2022 Australian Open. He would face a fellow Serbian, Miomir Kecmanovic, within the first spherical of the event, starting on Monday.

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What occurs if Djokovic has to drag out of the Australian Open?

If Djokovic’s visa standing determination goes in opposition to the participant, he might be deported from Australia and need to drop out of the event.

Relying on when the choice comes will decide who will substitute Djokovic within the event if he has to withdraw. The qualifying event forward of the Australian Open finishes on Friday, Jan. 14, after which the total order of play might be launched nearer to Monday. If Djokovic withdraws earlier than the order of play is launched, then No. 5 Andrey Rublev will take Djokovic’s place, based on the 2022 Grand Slam rulebook.

If the Monday schedule is launched earlier than Djokovic’s withdrawal, then a “fortunate loser” will substitute him. These fortunate losers are gamers who lose within the qualifying rounds however get an opportunity to play within the event when different gamers need to drop out.

Lastly, if Djokovic already begins enjoying within the event earlier than the choice is made about his visa standing, then his subsequent competitor will simply transfer on to the subsequent spherical.

What do you think?

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