Break point for Djokovic as world No 1 waits for deportation and Australian Open ruling
Evening Standard|January 06, 2022
NOVAK DJOKOVIC was left in deportation limbo today after winning a stay of execution to remain in Australia after his visa was cancelled.
John Dunne

A judge ruled that the world tennis No 1 can remain in the country until Monday when his lawyers will argue that he should not be deported and should be allowed to compete in the Australian Open.

He will have to stay at a detention hotel over the weekend which is used to detain asylum seekers and refugees.

The £55 a night Carlton Park Hotel on the outskirts of Melbourne was hit by a Covid outbreak in October and those placed there have complained about the conditions. There are 107 rooms and Djokovic is in with about two dozen others battling to remain in Australia.

Border Force officials detained him at Melbourne airport yesterday and his visa was rescinded over claims that he had failed to have vaccinations and did not have a valid medical reason for being unvaccinated.

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