Australian border guards interviewed Novak Djoković at 8am on Saturday local time (10pm on Friday Polish time) at a “place agreed by the parties”, which has not been disclosed, however, CNN reports. The Serbian star is due to spend Saturday in confinement awaiting a court hearing.
The federal court is expected to hear Djokovic’s case on Sunday, with a hearing scheduled to begin at noon. 9.30 am local time.
On Friday, Alex Hawke, Australia’s immigration minister decided to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa. He concluded that such a decision was in the “public interest”. The Serbian tennis player’s lawyers immediately set about developing a further strategy of action.
The whole story began with Djoković receiving a special medical certificate to participate in the Australian Open without vaccination. This decision was made by two independent medical commissions. The Serb flew to Melbourne, where he was detained by the border services. First, he was in solitary confinement at the airport and then transferred to a refugee center.
On January 10, a federal court ruled that the 34-year-old tennis player’s visa was valid. Therefore, Djoković was released from the hotel.