Novak Djokovic: Judge raises concerns over tennis star's treatment by border officers

Novak Djokovic: Judge raises concerns over tennis star's treatment by border officers

1/10/2022 7:03:00 AM

Novak Djokovic: Judge raises concerns over tennis star's treatment by border officers

Anthony Kelly is presiding over the tennis star's challenge to the cancellation of his Australian visa.

"What more could this man have done?" he asked.Mr Djokovic's lawyers have also argued that his treatment by Australian Border Force officers after his arrival was "manifestly unjust".After being approached by officials at the airport, he asked to wait until the morning to hear from his team before deciding whether to leave the country. This was initially agreed to by officials.

He then went to sleep, but was woken up around 06:00 by officers who allegedly pressured him to respond "because it was better for him if they made the decision right away".If Judge Kelly agrees that such pressure was unfair, then it would constitute legal errors by which Mr Djokovic can win his case.

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He shouldn't be here, period More q's to answer . Tested positive 16/12 same day seen in public accepting an award. Was positive from LFD or PCR and did he take as had symptoms If so should self isolated and if had covid previously within 90 days positive result is invalid. .. meanwhile In Kazakhstan … bbcnews reports the trivial ignoring the catastrophic

Australia does not like eastern Europeans due to the way they create city slums. I'm flabbergasted but not surprised it's djokovic any other player who hasn't been vaccinated would be automatically sent home, he's in the country putting people at risk, money talk bullshit walks Australia he should have been vaccinated.

Gloating last week before entry didn't do himself any favours with the Aussies especially as they have been in a few lockdowns. Honestly it’s a circus ….go home you didn’t follow the rules end of story But what is the argument here. The premier said unless you have two jabs you can’t get in. The player hadn’t had two jabs & had contracted COVID on the 16th Dec which means he couldn’t be jabbed until 20th Jan. Therefore double fault game set and match Australia?

This ……there should be concern over how all people have been treated. Can’t leave the country, can’t return and importantly don’t forget the refugees still in detention after years because it seems there isn’t a civil servant in the whole country capable of making a decision

Novak Djokovic: Having Covid gave tennis star vaccine exemption - lawyersNovak Djokovic's lawyers say a positive test on 16 December allows the tennis star entry to Australia. Who does he think he is! He just plays tennis! It's not even his own country, what an attention seeker! Why does he think tennis is more important than others who haven't seen loved ones or have lost loved ones and still not allowed to travel there. What an ego! So, wait, he had it in June 2020 and December 2021?

Djokovic’s chronic misbehavior over the yrs is exhausting; now dangerous and illegal. He lost the right to compete with players who follow rules and respect fellow human beings. Australia is correct to send him home. Who in ATP/USTA/ITF has the backbone to say enough is enough. At the moment Australia is looking like a pretty unfriendly tourist destination. Down under Omnicron is the dominant variant, it's so transmissible nothing will stop it not even a double vaxed Novax! Wake up and smell the coffee Oz!

NO LICK BALLS Yeah sure. He needs to look at what Novaxx does with his bad temper hitting women line judges in the throat. The judge should be concerned for those who Djokovic came into contact with when he tested positive for COVID and didn’t isolate. Obviously never watches Border Control. Gyms BS Is this judge concerned about other detainees who are not megastars? Guess not.

Free Novak!! This will set president to many medical exemptions. They made an appointment sample of of him. Stand your ground!

Novak Djokovic pictured hugging children day after 'positive PCR test'Novak Djokovic's lawyers claim tennis star was given a vaccine exemption because he contracted the disease on December 16 - the same day he was pictured mixing with maskless people in Serbia. 'Is it not possible that an individual may be right and a government wrong?' H.D. Thoreau Does this mean he will be deported & fined for misinformation.

What is he special oh yeah he is doesn’t want the vaccine but wants to do or lie and what’s he wants When Tour De France got sick of Lance HelpRefugees_Indonesia Taking care of my debts and giving my family the best financially is what I have long waited for, TarellaCampbel thank you for helping me gain financial success.

Does the judge know how they treat refugees Threw him under the bus

Novak Djokovic caught Covid days after deadline for vaccine exemptionDjokovic tested positive to Covid-19 on December 16, six days after a deadline was given to apply for a medical exemption from Tennis Australia for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. 😂😂 so he has caught it twice now and he is still alive 😂😂 Yeah right !!!!!

Novak Djokovic was sleep-deprived and pressured to cancel his visa, court documents claimThe Serbian tennis star's lawyers claim he was interrogated for six hours at Melbourne airport before being allowed to go somewhere to sleep - only to be woken by officials half an hour later and pressured into making a decision on cancelling his visa. Absolute bollocks Yawn. I am not a huge Novak fan, but the Aussie govt and tennis Australia have been ridiculous. What a police state! I wonder why he didn’t just tell them to shove it and leave.

Novak Djokovic: Court documents show tennis star had Covid last month, his lawyers sayNovak Djokovic has filed court papers saying he tested positive for Covid last month. symeonbrown reports symeonbrown What’s the penalty for lying? Or was he out and about while positive? symeonbrown Looks like Covid has affected his senses. symeonbrown The same day he was at an event?

Australian government fails in bid to delay Novak Djokovic visa hearingThe nine-time Australian Open winner is waiting for court proceedings to determine his fate.

Judge Kelly appeared to agree with Mr Wood's argument and told government lawyers that he felt "agitated" by what he had heard so far. "What more could this man have done?" he asked. Mr Djokovic's lawyers have also argued that his treatment by Australian Border Force officers after his arrival was "manifestly unjust". After being approached by officials at the airport, he asked to wait until the morning to hear from his team before deciding whether to leave the country. This was initially agreed to by officials. He then went to sleep, but was woken up around 06:00 by officers who allegedly pressured him to respond "because it was better for him if they made the decision right away". If Judge Kelly agrees that such pressure was unfair, then it would constitute legal errors by which Mr Djokovic can win his case. The trial is continuing, with government lawyers presenting their case. It is expected that arguments should conclude by 17:00 local time (06:00 GMT), but a verdict may not be delivered until Tuesday. Media caption, Ros Atkins on... Djokovic in immigration detention Meanwhile, it appears that Djokovic has been granted some concessions during the trial. On Sunday a court official instructed the government to "take all steps and do all things as may be necessary" to bring Mr Djokovic to premises specified by his solicitors to allow him to watch the trial. But he must return to detention at the conclusion of each hearing. His legal team have not said where he is, though it is unlikely to be the offices of his law firm, who have a no vaccination, no entry policy. More on this story