China News Service, Beijing, January 15. According to several foreign media reports, on the 15th local time, tennis star Novak Djokovic was arrested by the Australian border management agency.
Earlier, the Australian government announced the cancellation of Djokovic's visa for the second time.
Data map: Djokovic in the game.
According to reports, Djokovic was originally scheduled to participate in the Australian Open in Melbourne next Monday, but he was in trouble after arriving at Melbourne Airport, Australia, on the evening of the 5th local time.
Djokovic's visa was cancelled by the Australian side after his medical exemption eligibility was questioned.
Djokovic's lawyers then immediately filed a complaint to confirm that he was granted a medical exemption on the grounds that he contracted the new crown on December 16, 2021, and has since recovered.
On the 10th local time, Djokovic won the lawsuit, and an Australian judge announced the reinstatement of his previously cancelled visa.
However, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), on the 14th local time, Djokovic's visa turmoil reversed again.
Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used his ministerial powers to cancel Djokovic's visa.
According to a number of foreign media reports, Djokovic was arrested by the Australian border management agency early on the 15th local time, and a final hearing will be held on the 16th local time.
According to the Australian Open schedule, the first round of the men's singles upper half is scheduled for next Monday. Once the appeal fails, Djokovic will not only be unable to participate, but may also face the situation that he will not be able to enter Australia to participate in the next three years, impacting his 21st place. The goal of a Grand Slam title will also be overshadowed.