There were no surprises, and as the Australian press reported on Thursday, the country’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, has canceled the visa of Novak Djokovic, the number one tennis player in the world, to provide another chapter, which Although it may seem definitive, it will not be the last in the tumultuous history of the Serbian player’s presence in Melbourne.
Minister Hawke, under Australian law, had the personal power to revoke Djokovic’s visa. This was stated by all the Australian authorities consulted by the local press on Thursday. Any other ministerial determination would have been a huge surprise.
In fact, according to Melbourne newspaper ‘The Age’, Djokovic’s lawyers are already preparing an appeal, which is expected to be filed at any time so that a speedy trial could take place this weekend.
The Australian Open
A response is now expected from the organizers of the Australian Open. In Melbourne the afternoon is late but the lawyers hired by Djokovic are working very fast so as not to delay the judicial process.
According to this report, apart from the response to the courts, the Australian Government wants to convince Djokovic that, in any case, once the issue is closed, he will leave the country on the first flight to prevent him from being taken back to the hotel turned into a detention center for people waiting to be deported from the country.
If he does not appeal by the fast track, in addition, Djokovic should leave Australia in the next few hours with a ban on returning to the country in the next three years.