Melbourne: Novak Djokovic was reported to be back in immigration detention on Saturday, as the case was transferred to the High Court to decide on deportation after a legal challenge again by his lawyer.
The “future” of men’s No. 1 ranked tennis player and nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is to be heard in a federal court.
This decision will be taken in the early hours of Sunday, till then both the parties have agreed to remain under Djokovic’s supervision.
Which will not be an official detention center but will be the office of Djokovic’s lawyer.
The police have closed the street behind that building.
The Australian Associated Press reported that Djokovic is back in custody. He spent four nights at a hotel near downtown Melbourne before being released last Monday, when he won a court challenge on procedural grounds against the cancellation of his first visa.
After which Immigration Minister Alex Hawke revoked the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on Friday. Let us tell you that if Djokovic loses this fight, then he will be banned in Australia for the next 3 years. However, it can be relaxed depending on the circumstances.
He has won the last three Australian Opens, which is part of his Grand Slam total of 20 championships. He is the third person in history to win the most Grand Slams.
According to Grand Slam rules, if Djokovic is forced to withdraw from the tournament on day one, number 5 seed Rublev will go in place of Djokovic.
On the other hand, after the withdrawal of Djokovic, a person who has lost in qualifying gets an entry in the event, while such a player is called ‘Lucky Loser’.
And if Djokovic manages to play a match or two, but then has to leave the tournament, his opponents will have the freedom to move on to the next round.