Australia Immigration Minister Cancel Djokovic's Visa

World's No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic
World's No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic.

World's number one tennis player Novak Djokovic risks deportation after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time.

Djokovic had been waiting for a verdict after a judge overturned the original decision on Monday, January 10, to find out whether Immigration Minister Alex Hawke would use his powers to reimpose the penalty.

The 34-year-old has been  included in the first-round draw as they wait for a decision over whether he could remain in the country.

The tennis player has been preparing himself to begin his pursuit of a 21st  Grand Slam title against Serb Miomir Kecmanovic.

"Today I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so.

"The decision followed orders by the Federal Circuit and Family Court on January 10, quashing a prior cancellation decision on procedural fairness grounds.

"In making this decision, I carefully considered information provided to me by the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force and Mr Djokovic.

"The Morrison Government is firmly committed to protecting Australia's borders, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I thank the officers of the Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Border Force who work every day to serve Australia's interests in increasingly challenging operational environments," Alex Hawke stated.

This has happened just three days away from the start of the 2022 Australian Open. Djokovic can appeal the decision in Federal Circuit and Family Court.