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Novak Djokovic: Last minute from Australia / LIVE

Tennis player Novak Djokovic has had his visa application canceled for the second time, meaning he will not be able to compete in the Australian Open, and will be deported. We open a thread with the latest news and the reactions produced by this news of sporting and world impact.

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An Australian minister recalls sacrifices in a pandemic after Djokovic's ruling

The Australian Immigration Minister, Alex Hawke, celebrated this Sunday the unanimous ruling of the justice that allows the deportation of the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and recalled the “great sacrifices” that Australia made during pandemic. “Australia's strong border protection policies have kept us safe during the pandemic, resulting in one of the lowest death rates, strongest economic recoveries and highest vaccination rates in the world,” the minister said. who recalled that “Australians have made great sacrifices to get to this point”. The plenary session of the Federal Court of Australia unanimously decided in a virtual hearing that the cancellation of the tennis player's visa by the Minister of Immigration has a legal basis, and therefore Djokovic will be deported.

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The Serbian press speaks of “shame” and “scandal”

In a first reaction to the expulsion of the tennis player Novak Djokovic, number one in the world and not vaccinated against the coronavirus, the Serbian press speaks this Sunday of a “scandal” and of an unprecedented “shame” in international sport. “Scandalous decision of the court: Novak is definitively kicked out of Australia!!”, headlines the Serbian newspaper Telegraf, while Kurir speaks of “The greatest shame in the history of sports”. Vecernje Novosti, “Djokovic has once again shown his greatness: “I am disappointed”!” reports Sportski zurnal, and “Alo” estimates that it is a “Such a shame is not remembered: Djokovic will have to leave Australia!” At the same time that they condemn the decision of the Australian judges and politicians, the Serbian newspapers highlight Djokovic's noble reaction.

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Djokovic is “extremely disappointed”

The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic said this Sunday to be “deeply disappointed” by the cancellation of his visa in Australia after losing his appeal in court. defending his crown at the Australian Open in Melbourne from this Monday, he admitted that due to the decision “he will not be able to participate” in the tournament. A panel of judges of the Federal Court unanimously decided that the cancellation of the tennis player's visa, held since Saturday in a hotel, by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, has a legal basis, and therefore Djokovic will be deported.

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The Australian Open draw is touched

The organization of the tournament published the order of play an hour and a half before the decision of the judges, therefore a redistribution between the top seeds will be impossible to compensate for the integrity of the draw, and will include a player from the previous one to fill the vacancy left by the first world ranked.

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Unanimous decision

The decision was made unanimously by the three judges of the Federal Court, who The appeal presented by the defense of Djokovic, who was detained on Saturday in a hotel to detain immigrants, was addressed today in a virtual hearing.

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The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic lost this Sunday in an Australian court the appeal against the Government's decision to revoke for the second time his visa, which prevents him from defending his title at the Australian Open.

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Included in the match order

The Serbian Novak Djokovic, awaiting the decision of the judges on his possible deportation, has been included in the order of play this Monday, which foresees the debut of the world's first ranked player in the last turn of the afternoon on the Rod Laver Arena center court against his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic.

For his part, Rafael Nadal also learned that his premiere will take place in the same dinner but in the first shift of the afternoon (2:00 p.m.) against the American Marcos Giron.

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4 hours of views streamed on YouTube

The Australian Federal Court held a meeting this morning in Spain virtual hearing to study the appeal of the tennis player, who is not vaccinated against covid-19, on the Government's decision to cancel his visa for the second time and deport him.

It depends on the decision of the judges that the number one in the world, who has been held in a Melbourne hotel since yesterday, can remain in the country and play the Australian Open, where the Balkan intends to defend his championship crown.

After the hearing of more than four hours, which was broadcast live Through YouTube, Judge James Allsop, who presides over the plenary session, announced that the three magistrates will announce their ruling in the next few hours.

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Djokovic returns to the detention center two days before the Australian Open

Two days before the start of the Australian Open, the number one in world tennis, Novak Djokovic, He returned to a Melbourne detention center while the justice examines his deportation for not being vaccinated against covid.

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Australia starts under the Djokovic volcano

“There is no tennis player who is above the tournament”, Nadal values, while Medvedev and Zverev, two of the great favorites for the title, are in favor of the number 1 being able to play. The Balearic tennis player who debuts this Monday admits that he does not feel among the favorites to aspire to the title in Melbourne.

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Nick Kyrgios defends Djokovic again: “He's here to play to tennis, it doesn't bother anyone”

The controversial tennis player, after the words of Alex Hawke, Minister of Immigration, in which he stated that the Serbian “is a threat to our borders”, considers that the world number one “is here to play tennis, doesn't bother anyone.” For the Australian, “Right now, it looks like it's a weapon of mass destruction. The mistreatment of the people of Melbourne over the last two years has been appalling. I understand the anger at not being vaccinated and receiving a medical exemption, but if you look at it to the letter, it has all the documentation”

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The controversy comes with a record of infections in Australia

Covid cases have increased this week to record levels in Australia, especially after the authorities made it mandatory to report cases detected in households through antigen tests. Australian health authorities recently chose to reserve laboratory tests for people who showed clearer signs of having contracted covid-19, given the massive influx of residents because a negative test was essential to travel through the country. As an alternative, the experts asked the government to lift the travel restriction and offer antigen tests as a substitute, which are also taken into account for daily data.

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'The What causes wins?'Read the article by José Luis Sastre.

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When Djokovic's father compared him to Jesus Christ

The off-color words of Srdjan Djokovic, father of the number one of world tennis, did not exactly help to calm the tense situation that goes beyond the sport itself, between Serbia and Australia, after the customs authorities of the oceanic country did not authorize the tennis player's entry to Melbourne for not having been vaccinated. On Christmas day for Orthodox Christians, the religion of the Serbian tennis player, his father, Srdjan Djokovic, sent a message with religious overtones about the situation his son was experiencing after previously considering him a “prisoner” and calling people to come out to the streets to defend the honor of Serbia. He compared him to Jesus Christ. Read it here.

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Djokovic 'askatuta'

Nothing exemplifies the arrogance and vulgarity of global turbo-capitalism like this type of athlete and the structures that support them. Read Mar Calpena here.

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'Djokovic's impossible ball'

The cascade of information about the Djokovic case has caused the river to overflow throughout the week, at times the river grew, like the popularity of the Serbian among the anti-vaccines, when he was released. Now he aims to end up in one of those dry riverbeds that never recover the water again… with the visa withdrawn by the Australian Immigration Minister. Continue reading the article by Mónica Marchante here.

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'Novak Djokovic, the denier Messiah'Read the article written on January 11 by Emilio Pérez de Rozas.

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Did Djokovic lie to the Spanish authorities?

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