The Australian authorities have made the final decision to cancel the visa of the first racket of the world, Novak Djokovic. The athlete will be deported from the country. This decision was made by the Australian Minister of Immigration Alex Hawk. It says that the athlete’s visa has been canceled, and he will not be able to take part in the starting Australian Open tennis, although he was included in the tournament grid.
Hawke noted that the decision was made following a public inquiry and is aimed at protecting Australia.
“In making this decision, I carefully considered the information provided to me by the Home Office, the Australian Border Force and Mr. Djokovic,” quotes the Minister of The Age.
Representatives of Djokovic have already announced that they will seek the cancellation of this decision in court.
Djokovic’s visa was canceled earlier by the country’s border service. However, in court, the athlete’s lawyers succeeded in overturning that decision. But at the same time, the final decision on the fate of Djokovic was to be made by Alex Hawk.