Djokovic free but Australia deportation threat lingers By Reuters

Djokovic free but Australia deportation threat lingers By Reuters
5/5 Djokovic free but Australia deportation threat lingers © Reuters. A supporter of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic rallies outside the Park Hotel, where the star athlete is believed to be held while he stays in Australia, in Melbourne, Australia, January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Loren Elliott 2/5

By Sonali Paul and Cordelia Hsu

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic on Tuesday warmed up for his bid to win a record 21st Grand Slam title at next week’s Australian Open, hitting practice shots at Melbourne Park, but he still faces the threat of deportation.

A week after his arrival in Australia, Djokovic finally reached the tennis court after a judge on Monday quashed the federal government’s decision to cancel his visa.

But the world number one could still be detained by the federal government for a second time and deported. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s office said he…

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