‘Not a Good Situation for Anyone’: Andy Murray, Shane Warne, and Others React to Novak Djokovic’s Visa Cancelation

Published 01/14/2022, 5:38 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been in the news right since the beginning of the New Year. The nine-time champions’ fate regarding his participation at the Australian Open 2022 has been the most talked-about topic in recent days.

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The Australian government has been involved too. Djokovic received a medical exemption to compete in the Australian Open 2022 and after initially having his visa cancelation revoked, his visa has been canceled for the second time in quick succession.

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Latest Development on Novak Djokovic with regard to the Australian Open 2022

There were rumors of floating in the air since yesterday of the possibility of Djokovic having his visa rejected. Some time ago, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke stated, “[Cancelled] on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so.”

Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 19, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his group stage match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Let us take a look at the reactions from individuals with regard to the latest development in the case of Novak Djokovic. Cahill stated, “No. Not at all. The fault lies everywhere here. It’s been a mess. Novak, TA, Vic Gov, Federal Gov. It should’ve been a hard rule entering this country considering what the folks have been thru. Get vaccinated and come play the AO, or if not maybe see you in 23′. No wiggle room.”

Andy Murray spoke about Novak Djokovic after his win over Reilly Opelka today. The news broke during his match.

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All is not done as yet. There will be an appeal by the legal team of Novak Djokovic. However, for the moment, World No. 1 has his plate full of legal complications.

Over the years, Djokovic has registered his best performances in Melbourne. He won his first Major in 2008 at the Australian Open. As of today, he is a proud winner of nine titles, making him the most successful player to compete in the first Grand Slam event of the season.

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The Australian Open 2022 begins on the 17th of January and will end on the 30th of January. It will be interesting to see the latest developments.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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