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Novak Djokovic under investigation for lying on immigration form

Novak Djokovic under investigation for lying on immigration form

Novak Djokovic could have more problems than playing at the Australian Open.

The world’s No. 1 tennis player is under investigation by Australian border officials for possibly filling out an immigration form. Djokovic stated in the form that he had not traveled within the 14 days prior to his arrival in Australia, but that photos and videos have surfaced showing him in Spain and Serbia.

Djokovic is based in Monte Carlo, She was at the center of an international sports storm Since arriving in Australia last week, after his visa was revoked and he was held in a hotel while the matter was settled.

Novak Djokovic in action at the Australian Open on January 11, 2022.
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Pictures of Djokovic allegedly practicing in Spain on January 2, 2022.
Pictures of Djokovic allegedly practicing in Spain on January 2, 2022.
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Pictures of Djokovic allegedly practicing in Spain on January 2, 2022.
Pictures of Djokovic allegedly practicing in Spain on January 2, 2022.
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A judge ruled that Djokovic’s visa was due to be returned on Monday The Serbian is training at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Australia’s immigration minister can still overturn the judge’s decision before the first major tournament of the year, which begins on Monday. This new information could harm his case.

According to The Sun, providing “false or misleading information” is a “serious crime” and if convicted, his sentence can be up to 12 months in prison.

Djokovic was photographed playing tennis in the streets of Belgrade on December 25, and there were photos and videos of him training in Spain in early January.

Novak Djokovic in action at the Australian Open on January 11, 2022.
Novak Djokovic in action at the Australian Open on January 11, 2022.
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Novak Djokovic in action at the Australian Open on January 11, 2022.
Novak Djokovic in action at the Australian Open on January 11, 2022.
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Djokovic, who has spoken out against the COVID vaccine in the past, was initially given permission to play in the Australian Open under an exemption – He is believed to be based on having had COVID in the past six months. However, the government has fought against his arrival.

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“I am happy and grateful that the judge has rescinded my visa cancellation. Despite everything that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete (at the Australian Open),” Djokovic wrote on Twitter on Monday. “I’m still focused on that. I came here to play in one of our most important events in front of the amazing fans.”

Australian immigration form
Australian immigration form
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According to tennis reporter Ben Rothenberg, Djokovic’s arrival made things ‘uncomfortable’ For fellow players on the tennis courts.