A Serbian holiday will be celebrated in Melbourne next Monday or Tuesday. Two Serbian gentlemen will face each other on one of the courts in Melbourne Park: Number 78 in the tennis world, Miomir Kecmanović, and a certain Novak Djoković. Whether there will be a duel between two unequal compatriots is still in the Australian stars after this Thursday.
Those in charge in the country, which is currently ten hours ahead of us, went to sleep without letting the defending champion know how things are going in Australia. Immigration Secretary Alex Hawke will not decide until midnight whether or not the Serb’s visa will be canceled, the newspaper reported The Age citing government circles. “These are personal ministerial powers that Minister Hawke can use, and I will not comment on them at this time,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had previously said in response to a question from a reporter. A decision as to whether Djoković can stay should be made on Friday at the earliest.
Meanwhile, the number one in the world continues to train – apparently unimpressed by the hangover over his visa. However, he broke off his Thursday training session, which took place before the much-delayed draw, after just 30 minutes. After his fitness trainer Marco Panichi came to him on the cell phone and apparently showed him a message. A little later Djokovic packed his things and left, although he had blocked the place for two hours. There is now speculation about what was seen on his coach’s mobile phone, but also about the consequences that threaten the superstar in Australia, but also in his homeland.
The possible scenarios: