Questions were raised in Australia on Tuesday about whether Novak Djokovic lied on his border entry form about his travel in the two weeks before landing in Melbourne, while his stay in the country is still under official review.
A Melbourne court on Monday overturned the Australian border authorities' decision to cancel the Serbian world No. 1 tennis player's visa after he arrived in the country last week with a medical exemption to defend his Australian Open title without being vaccinated, citing recovery from a recent Covid-19 infection.
However, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke can use his personal power to cancel Djokovic’s visa and deport him, and is yet to make a decision.
In the Australian Travel Declaration (ATD) released among the tennis star's documents during his court appeal, Djokovic apparently checked "no" when asked if he had traveled or would travel in the 14 days prior to his flight to Australia.
According to social media posts, Djokovic appears to have spent Christmas in Belgrade before flying out of Spain to Melbourne on Jan. 4 with a transit in Dubai.