Tennis star Novak Djokovic admits there were mistakes on his immigration forms
Written by News Room on January 12, 2022
Tennis star Novak Djokovic has admitted there were mistakes on his immigration forms and to meeting a journalist despite testing positive for Covid, as Australia mulls deporting him.
According to reports, Djokovic made the admissions on his social media page to clarify “ongoing misinformation” about his movements.
The men’s tennis number one is hoping to play in the Australian Open next week. But his participation has been overshadowed by a row over his visa.
Djokovic, who is unvaccinated, had his visa revoked on 6 January shortly after arriving in Australia amid questions over the vaccine exemption that would have permitted him to enter.
On Monday, however, a judge dramatically overturned the decision and ordered the release of the player from detention.
But the government has not ruled out further action and the possibility remains that the country’s immigration minister could cancel his visa for a second time just days before the tournament begins.
Ameen J. Kantyok