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Novak Djokovic Reportedly ‘Arrested’ In Australia, Judges Allow The Tennis Star To Compete In Australian Open



Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic’s visa was cancelled by the Australian government shortly after he had arrived in Melbourne. It was done because the officials decided that he did not meet the criteria for an exemption.

For getting an exemption to enter the country the requirement is that all non-citizens has to be fully vaccinated.

Australian medical authorities have ruled that a temporary exemption for the vaccination rule. The exemption can be provided to the people who have been infected with COVID-19 within the last six months. If they are infected then they are unable to take the jab.

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Novak Djokovic’s court documents says that he is unvaccinated. His counsel team argued that he did not need proof of vaccination.

The argument was brought up because he has evidence that he had been infected with the coronavirus last month.

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Wins His Court Case Appeal

Novak Djokovic has won his court case in Australia on Monday. He has made his appeal against being denied a visa to enter the island of Australia.

Tennis star Novak Djokovic wins court battle to stay in Australia and defend his Grand Slam title, after vaccine exemption row.

Djokovic was fighting deportation and the cancellation of his visa in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. However, a  government lawyer has warned that Australia may yet use ministerial powers to order Djokovic’s removal from the country.

The immigration minister, Alex Hawke could use his personal governmental powers to stop Djokovic. It would result in him being deported and banned from the country for three years.

Djokovic To Be Banned From Australia If The Minister Uses ‘Personal Powers’

Novak Djokovic’s legal counsel, judge Anthony Kelly has quashed the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa ahead of the Australian Open.

The court was reported as to how the Serb was not given enough time after he was told his visa would be cancelled to speak to his legal team.


The Australian government on facing a humiliating and high profile defeat, lawyer Christopher Tran has informed the judge that the immigration minister Alex Hawke may step in with executive powers.

“I’m instructed (the minister) will consider whether to exercise a personal power of cancellation,” he has said.

Alex Hawke is now considering whether to exercise a “personal power” of cancellation. If he decides to use his power, it would be back to square one for Djokovic and his team.

Therefore, the matter will likely be taken back to the court. There Djokovic will face the charges and will be banned from entering Australia for three years.

The Father Of Novak Djokovic Says That His Son Has Been ‘Arrested’

Novak Djokovic’s father has told Sky News reporter Milena Veselinovic that his son is being “arrested” by the Australian Federal government.

It has led to Sky News contacting Djokovic’s Melbourne counsel to confirm the claims.

There is still confusion over the exact situation. However, his brother Djordje Djokovic has told a Serbian local media that the tennis champion is currently with his lawyers.


The Djokovic family has allegedly received some information that the Australian authorities want to detain him. 

Earlier at a rally in Belgrade Novak Djokovic’s mother Dijana has claimed that her son was staying “in not human conditions” during his four-night stay at the detention centre in Melbourne.

“They detained him and even don’t give him breakfast, he has only lunch and dinner. He does not have a normal window, he stares at a wall.”– she has said as quoted by the local Serbian media.

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has said that this weekend after “constructive talks” with her Australian counterpart “we managed that he gets gluten-free food, exercise equipment, a laptop.”

Many fans of the world no.1 has come in support for him in front of the court. The fans are seen dancing to the tunes of an accordion holding Novak’s picture and the Serbian flag.