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Government found that tennis player was not true in documents; penalty is up to 12 months in prison and a fine of more than BRL 25,000

EFE/EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRITDjokovic experiences series of upsets in Australia ahead of Australian Open

Or case of Novak Djokovic and Australia still have to pay a lot. This Tuesday, 11, new accusations against the tennis player emerged after suspicions of tampering with an entry form in the country. According to international media, Djokovic said in a document that he had not passed through any other country in the 15 days before entering Australia. However, fan posts on social networks put the tennis player on the Serbia and on Spain two weeks before entering the country of Oceania to compete in the Australian Open. Providing false or misleading information on a form is a serious offense that carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison, a fine of 6,600 Australian dollars (R$ 26,500) and visa cancellation. On Monday, 10, the Court of Australia overturned the decision to cancel the tennis player’s visa after he was stopped at Melbourne airport for entering the country without being vaccinated. Djokovic’s lawyers said the form was filled out by the athlete’s agent.

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