January 20 is the date set by the Federal Court of Australia to disclose the reasons for why World No. One tennis player Novak Djokovic’s appeal for his visa was revoked on Thursday at 0515 GMT said the court, reports Reuters.
Chief Justice James Allsop will be reading out the reasons that will be streamed online, said a court spokesperson.
The Serbian player went back to his country hopeless from Australia after his appeal to stay in the country was dismissed by the court and his visa was suspended for the second time because of which, the player failed to participate in the first Grand Slam of the year.
The controversy started when the nine times Australian Open champion posted about his participation at the tournament with a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination soon after which his visa was cancelled for not having a proper medical exemption. The veteran tennis player had to spend several days in an immigration detention hotel due to the controversial case.
It’s possible that Djokovic won’t apply for a visa in Australia for three years. Not just this, it is been said according to the statement by the sports minister of France that the players who want to participate at the Roland Garros, should be vaccinated. This means the top-seeded player won’t be able to appear at the French Open if he refuses to get vaccinated.
Djokovic’s dream of defending his record of 21st Grand Slam title this year in Australia is shattered. The title would have made him become the player with the most Grand Slams.