Novak Djokovic was returned to administrative detention on Saturday after his visa was canceled for the second time by the Australian government the day before, and pending a decision from justice on his case, according to court documents. According to the government, the presence of the Serb in Australia “could encourage anti-vaccination sentiment”.
This is another twist in the Novak affair Djokovic. The world number one was returned to administrative detention on Saturday in Melbourne after the cancellation of his visa for the second time by the Australian government, which maintains that the player not vaccinated against Covid-19 constitutes a public danger. This new episode in a saga that began on January 5, when Djokovic was turned away upon his arrival in Melbourne, makes it increasingly unlikely that the Serb will participate in the Open. Australia, which starts on Monday. Djokovic is seeking a 10th victory in this tournament, which would constitute a 21th title Grand Slam record.
According to Australian media and images relayed on social networks, it was at the Park Hotel in Melbourne, in the Carlton district, that he was fired .