Novak Djokovic again in detention, continues to combat deportation


MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic was reported to be again in immigration detention Saturday after his authorized problem to keep away from being deported from Australia for being unvaccinated for COVID-19 was moved to the next court docket.

A Federal Court listening to has been scheduled for Sunday, a day earlier than the boys’s No. 1-ranked tennis participant and nine-time Australian Open champion was attributable to start his title protection on the first Grand Slam tennis match of the 12 months.

Police closed down a lane behind the constructing the place Djokovic’s attorneys are based mostly and two autos exited the constructing mid-afternoon native time on Saturday. In tv footage, Djokovic may very well be seen sporting a face masks behind a car close to an immigration detention lodge.

The Australian Associated Press reported that Djokovic was again in detention. He spent 4 nights confined to a lodge close to downtown Melbourne earlier than being launched final Monday when he gained a court docket problem on procedural grounds in opposition to his first visa cancellation.

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