Former tennis star Novak Djokovic has won a court case to stay in Australia‚ despite his absence from the Australian Open draw. His team has filed lengthy submissions to stop the cancellation of his visa‚ but it may not be enough. The court is still debating whether to reinstate the visa‚ which could prevent the world number one from visiting the country for three years. The Australian Home Affairs Department says the anti-vaxxer ticked a box saying he had not travelled to other countries. However‚ pictures of Djokovic practicing on a tennis court in Spain and postings on social media revealed that the tennis player had been to two different countries in just fourteen days. The Home Affairs Department has warned Djokovic against lying to the government about his travel history. The World No. 16 Roger Federer has endorsed Djokovic's campaign‚ telling him to enjoy the tournament and the country he calls home. Despite his victory‚ the world no. 16 is not standing by his man. The tennis star is expected to face a long jail term due to his travel declaration‚ which was published by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
- Novak Djokovic wants to play.
- However‚ the Anti-Vax Tennis Star has at most two famous athletes who support him.
- Djokovic received messages from Venus Williams and Tom Brady via Instagram.
Novak Djokovic will face the New Year. After winning the Australian Open‚ the Serbian tennis star has upset Australians and others across the world. Initial reports suggested that Djokovic was going to be deported. However‚ he had been stopped by Australian Border Forces upon his arrival. The world's No. The world No. 1 was permitted to remain Down Under‚ at least temporarily -- after the ABFs unreasonable decision.
Djokovic. Getty/William West The 20-time Grand Slam Champion is now on Rod Laver Arena‚ preparing for his defense. While he is not eligible for competition‚ a large portion of the sports world thinks he should. Djokovic has two of the biggest stars in sport cheering him on as he tries to win another trophy. After Djokovic posted an image from Melbourne's court‚ Tom Brady and Venus Williams took to Instagram to show their support.
Williams‚ a seven-time Grand Slam winner herself‚ commented "Win it all!" The post announced Djokovic's cancellation of visa. The 34-year old was offered a blessing by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback‚ a seven-time Super Bowl winner‚ and a chance to win a 21st Grand Slam record.
Venus Williams and Tom Brady comment on Novak Djokovic's Instagram post. The Australian Open will begin January 17th. Fans may be able to see a tennis spectacle unlike any other if Djokovic is allowed to remain in Australia to play.