Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellation appeal in Australia adjourned until Monday; Serb to remain in Melbourne | Tennis News


World No 1 Novak Djokovic denied entry into Australia at Melbourne; the Serb had flown to Australia with an “exemption permission” but the visa applied for did not allow for medical exemptions; Djokovic moved to hotel quarantine as team launched appeal; appeal now adjourned until Monday

Last Updated: 06/01/22 8:28am

Novak Djokovic will remain in hotel quarantine in Melbourne until Monday, after his visa cancellation appeal was adjourned

Novak Djokovic will remain in hotel quarantine in Melbourne until Monday, after his visa cancellation appeal was adjourned

Novak Djokovic’s appeal against his visa cancellation in Australia has been adjourned until Monday, with the Serb to remain in Melbourne quarantine until then.

In the early hours of Thursday morning in Australia, Djokovic was denied entry into the country after his visa was cancelled by border force officials at Melbourne airport.

The 34-year-old challenged the Australian Border Force’s refusal to allow him a visa to enter the country and his appeal has now been adjourned until 10am on Monday in Melbourne, court officials confirmed.

After Australia’s Border Force confirmed Djokovic’s visa had been revoked, the Serbian’s injunction request against the visa cancellation was initially listed for hearing at 4pm (0500 GMT) in the Federal Circuit and Family Court, according to court documents.

The hearing which was later adjourned until 6pm (0700 GMT), and now until 10am on Monday (2300 Sunday GMT).

The record nine-time Australia Open champion has been told by the Federal Court of Australia that he can remain in Melbourne until his appeal resumes.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that 'rules are rules' after Novak Djokovic was denied entry into the country ahead of the Australian Open.

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that ‘rules are rules’ after Novak Djokovic was denied entry into the country ahead of the Australian Open.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that ‘rules are rules’ after Novak Djokovic was denied entry into the country ahead of the Australian Open.

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