7 Jan 2022

Novak Djokovic thanks fans as he awaits deportation decision ahead of Australian Open

Sports reporter

The tennis star Novak Djokovic has thanked his fans for their support as he waits for a court to decide if he can take part in the Australian Open.

The Serbian player is currently in a Melbourne detention hotel after his entry visa was revoked – when border force officials decided that his exemption from the Covid vaccine rules was invalid.

The row has sparked protests in Serbia where the authorities have accused Australia of acting in bad faith.