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Djokovic has his visa canceled in Australia again: Experts say it is difficult to “turn the bet” for the second time

14 Jan 2022 | 11:49 | Tennis

 

(Sports news, tennis news) – Australia’s immigration lawyer, Sangeetha Pillai, assessed that Djokovic’s ability to “flip” the second time was very low.

The case of Djokovic and the Australian government is still not over. Once again, the “kangaroo country” government revoked the visa of the Serbian tennis player. This decision comes from Australia’s Immigration Minister, Alex Hawke.

Official announcement from Immigration Minister Alex Hawke

Official announcement from Immigration Minister Alex Hawke

Opposition leader in the Australian Senate, Kristina Keneally spoke out on the issue. “Novak Djokovic should not have been granted a visa the first time. This shameful incident should not have been taken this far. Prime Minister Morrison and his colleagues were too slow to react.”

Opposition leaders think Prime Minister Morrison and his colleagues reacted too slowly

Opposition leaders think Prime Minister Morrison and his colleagues reacted too slowly

Meanwhile, Sky Sports reporter Nigel Farage expressed the opposite and rather harsh opinion. “Australia really is a ‘banana.’ Djokovic was denied a visa for public health reasons in the way that if you don’t get vaccinated, you will be shunned. This is an arbitrary enforcement decision, ignoring the decision of the government. court”.

Sky Sports reporter Nigel Farage reacted quite harshly

Sky Sports reporter Nigel Farage reacted quite harshly

 

According to CNN’s Ben Rothenberg, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is deeply saddened by the great sacrifices made by Australians during the pandemic. That situation will be a huge barrier for Djokovic to overcome. The Serbian player is “not understanding exactly his situation”.

 

Reporter Ben Rothenberg said Djokovic "didn't understand his situation"

Reporter Ben Rothenberg said Djokovic “didn’t understand his situation”

In his latest statement, Prime Minister Scott Morrison asked all Australian MPs not to comment on this case. “Following the decision of the Minister of Immigration regarding the case of Novak Djokovic , the Prime Minister’s office asks colleagues to refrain from any public comment and no further comment. Only the Prime Minister and the Minister of Immigration can comment upon request.”

Lawyer Sangeetha Pillai, who specializes in Australian immigration, assessed Djokovic's ability to flip the bet as very low

Lawyer Sangeetha Pillai, who specializes in Australian immigration, assessed Djokovic’s ability to flip the bet as very low

According to Australian immigration lawyer Sangeetha Pillai, Djokovic’s ability to “flip” is extremely low because Immigration Minister Hawke provides a much better legal foundation than the previous Border Force. there. Minister Hawke used two laws in his power to cancel Djokovic’s visa, so it was very difficult for the Serbian tennis player.

Meanwhile, the ATP or the Australian Open homepage has not yet commented on the decision of Minister Alex Hawke.