Participation in world tennis in the Grand Slam is unquestionable as the government tries to cancel its visa.
Novak Djokovic is said to have returned to prison on Saturday after protesting against his deportation to Australia for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine has been transferred to a higher court.
The Federal Court hearing was due to take place on Sunday, a day before the number one tennis player and nine Australian Open champions defended their title at the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year.
Djokovic re-entered the limbo a week after winning a trial that allowed him to stay in the country.
Here is a look at the controversy and what might happen next:
Why the eviction?
Many Australians – who have suffered from chronic closure and border restrictions – says Djokovic game system to evade the need to enter the vaccine.
But the government was embarrassed when the judge restored Djokovic’s visa is to allow him to remain in the country.
At the time, the government called for special powers – as well as difficult to protest – to declare him a threat to public health and safety.
“While I agree that Djokovic is in danger of transmitting COVID-19 to others, I feel that his presence could be a threat to the health of Australian people,” Foreign Affairs Minister Alex Hawke said in a letter to others. Djokovic and his legal team.
What does Djokovic say?
Ace tennis entered into an agreement with COVID-19 in December and, according to his account, failed isolation even though he knows he has hope.
Public records show that he participated in a stamp-throwing demonstration, a youth tennis event, and interviewed reporters during the test and his condition was confirmed.
Djokovic’s lawyers said Friday they would say the dismissal only exacerbates anti-vaccine sentiments.
What do some players say?
The controversy has overshadowed the preparations for the Grand Slam ceremony, and the players are tired of the saga.
“Honestly, I’m a little tired of the stereotypes because I just believe it’s important to talk about our sport, tennis,” Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who has 20 senior roles with Djokovic, told reporters at Melbourne Park, where the event will be played.
Germany’s Alexander Zverev, the third-largest in the world, claimed that Djokovic had been treated unfairly and that the Serbs could be used as a political tool by Australian government officials, which Canberra denied.
“Obviously this is not a good thing for everyone, especially for him. But don’t doubt his legacy because of this,” Zverev said.
“I mean, he had a visa right? I don’t think he would have just walked around here without thinking he could play, he has a valid license to stay in this country. If you had a visa, you would think you were playing.”
Demonstrators gathered near the venue at the Australian Open with the help of a Serbian tennis professional. Vaccine lawmakers and Djokovic supporters allied themselves at the meeting.
Neb Jovanovic stated: “He is being treated like a criminal, as if he were a criminal. “He came up with a legitimate right and now he’s trying to decide all these other reasons, and why? Another reason I’m getting political ideas.”
Jeanette Wight, a supporter of Djokovic, stated: “I am ashamed to be an Australian.