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Novak Djokovic refused entry to Australia after wrong visa and will be deported from Melbourne

NOVAK DJOKOVIC is facing BOOT from the Australian Open after his visa was shockingly revoked.

The Serbian world No 1, a nine-time Down Under winner, was ordered to march after a six-hour stop at Melbourne Airport and a major Australian government rollover.

Novak Djokovic's attendance at the Australian Open is now in doubt

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Novak Djokovic’s attendance at the Australian Open is now in doubtCredit: AFP
Djokovic's father, Srdjan, claims Australian authorities are holding his son

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Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, claims Australian authorities are holding his sonCredit: Getty

When the 34-year-old star attempted to enter Aussie territory, he was asked by Border Patrol to be put in a room next door after a visa “flaw” was revealed.

Djokovic, seeking to win a record 21st Grand Slam title, was stripped of his phone and confined to his room alone, with armed police patrolling outside.

Even Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic joined in, eventually contacting Djokovic to offer her support and support and summon Australia’s ambassador to the country to change clothes.

But all was in vain and Djokovic was informed that his visa – when he exempted from competition despite his unvaccinated status – was cancelled.

The above reaction Twitter, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison wrote: “Mr Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. The rules are the rules, especially when it comes to our border.

“No one is above these rules. Our strong border policies are crucial to Australia having the lowest death rate from COVID in the world, we are continuing to remain vigilant.”

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Djokovic could appeal to an Australian court and his lawyers signaled that was his plan, according to The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.

However, it remains unclear whether the Serb will have to return to the flight out of Aussie territory while the appeal is being processed or if he will be able to stay to discover the outcome.

The news was confirmed by Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt, who said Djokovic had failed to put in place “appropriate standards of proof” to enter the country and he would now be sent home.

And the error on Djokovic’s visa was even discovered before he landed – but a last-minute attempt to correct the error was rejected by the Victorian government.

Djokovic’s Father Srdjan also swore to oppose the decision.

He said: “I don’t know what’s going on, they’re holding my son for five hours.

“This is a war for the liberal world, it’s not just a war for Novak, it’s a war for the whole world.

“In half an hour, they won’t let him go, we will gather on the street, this is a fight for everyone.”

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