On this afternoon (January 16), the Australian Federal Court in Melbourne city ruled to reject the appeal of world No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic. With this ruling, Novak will not participate in the Australian Open 2022 wide opening tomorrow (January 17).
Novak Djokovic loses his case and will leave Australia
After being rejected by the Australian federal court in Melbourne, world No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has issued a statement saying he will leave Australia and not participate in the Australian Open 2022 opening this year. tomorrow in the city of Melbourne.
In a statement, Novak Djokovic said he respects but is very disappointed with the Court’s decision to dismiss the appeal and said today’s decision means he will not stay in Australia and will not participate in the Australian tournament. Open 2022. Djokovic said he feels very uncomfortable when the last few weeks attention has been focused on him. And now he hopes the public will pay attention to the matches and entire tournaments that he loves.
Djokovic also wished the athletes, tournament staff, volunteers and all fans a great tournament.
In this statement, Djokovic also thanked his family, friends, team, supporters, fans and Serbian people for their support. These people made him strong, Djokovic said.
Earlier, at the court hearing this afternoon, 3 judges all issued a decision to reject Novak Djokovic’s appeal and ordered the player to pay legal costs related to the trial.
Speaking at the trial, Judge James Allsop said, today’s court has the task to see if Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel the second entry visa is in accordance with Australian law and at the hearing. Court today, Djokovic’s lawyer failed to prove this. And this means that Djokovic’s decision to cancel his second Australian visa remains unchanged.
With this decision, if nothing changes, Djokovic will be expelled from Australia so he will not be able to participate in the Australian Open 2022 tennis tournament opening tomorrow.
Australian media also said that, if deported, Djokovic will even be banned from entering Australia for 3 years.
The decision to expel Djokovic will not only affect his participation in his first Grand Slam tournament of the year, but could also affect his performance, his advertising income and his participation in international tournaments. next economy in 2022.
Earlier, at the trial, Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke presented his view that it was very clear that the world No. 1 tennis player was against the Covid-19 vaccine. At the same time, Minister Hawke also rejected Djokovic’s argument that his decision to cancel his entry visa was illogical and unreasonable because he thought that if Djokovic continued to be granted a visa to enter Australia, he could do so. anti-vaccination movement broke out and Djokovi needed to prove otherwise.
Now Djokovic’s attorney has asked the court for an opportunity to research before continuing to file an appeal and this request has been granted. At this time, it is not clear whether Djokovic will continue to submit an appeal to the Supreme Court of Australia.
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