Tennis player Novak Djokovic on his second day out of detention, held a practice session at Melbourne Park focusing on his Australian Open title defence while still facing the possibility of deportation because of his vaccination status.
After winning a legal battle against the cancellation of his visa, he hit the courts to practice with the doors locked and only his support allowed into Rod Laver Arena. While trying to make up for time lost after being in detention for four days, Djokovic is aware he could have his visa revoked.
Alex Hawke, Immigration minister, is debating exercising his power to deport the Serbian tennis star under separate legislation, gauging a medical exemption the unvaccinated Djokovic relied on to fly into Melbourne.
Djokovic’s possible deportation has received mixed reactions from the public and garnered support from citizens in his native Serbia.