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Novak Djokovic visa and Australian Open 2022

Novak Djokovic practiced at Melbourne Park on Friday earlier than his visa was canceled for a second time.  (Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic’s Australia visa was at this time canceled for a second time — throwing his participation within the Australian Open into query as soon as extra and doubtlessly sparking one other authorized standoff.

Here’s what this implies and what may occur subsequent, in accordance with authorized consultants.

Could Djokovic enchantment once more? Yes — the tennis star may request a short lived injunction from the choose, stated Justin Quill, a companion with an Australian legislation agency in Melbourne. During that additional time, he may keep within the nation and enchantment the choice.

But “you can’t just appeal because you want to appeal,” Quill added — Djokovic must present the choose he has legitimate grounds to protest the choice.

Can Djokovic play within the match throughout authorized proceedings? It’s not clear but — the Australian Open begins Monday, with Djokovic drawn towards fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic in a primary spherical match that now appears doubtful.

What choices does Djokovic have? Maria Jockel, an immigration legislation specialist at BDO Australia, advised CNN Djokovic’s legal professionals now have 28 days to make representations to the immigration minister, who may then select to reinstate the visa.

During that point, Djokovic may be positioned in detention once more — except the minister grants him a bridging visa, which may permit him to play within the Open whereas ready for the choice or making preparations to depart Australia, Jockel stated.

Djokovic’s legal professionals may additionally go to courtroom — however they might face a tough authorized battle, particularly given his admission earlier this week that false info was included on his journey declaration, Jockel stated.

The declaration said he had not traveled within the 14 days previous to arriving in Melbourne — however images taken throughout that interval seem to indicate him in each Spain and Serbia.

In an announcement on Wednesday, Djokovic referred to as it a “human error.”

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