deportation of Novak Djokovic After several days of controversy around his medical exemption to participate in the Open de Australia It will produce important consequences for the Serbian tennis player, at war with the oceanic country due to its policy of not receiving foreigners without the complete vaccination schedule in its territory. Nole He will have to assume losses in sports and personal matters after a scandal in which neither of the two parties has benefited in the media and in the case of the nine-time champion in Melbourne, neither in the professional field.
The judge’s decision not to deport him has not been valid to stay in the oceanic country, since Alex Hawke, Australian Immigration Minister, showed on Tuesday the personal power that his position gives him to force Djokovic to leave the territory days before the beginning of the Open de Australia. Precisely, Djokovic’s non-participation in the tournament will bring him significant damage on a sporting level, far beyond not being able to defend the title won in 2021 and, therefore, the option of reaching ten titles in Melbourne Park.
The number one, at stake
Djokovic, after 354 weeks at the head of the ATP ranking, he risks losing the world number one in Australia, due to his veto, always in case Daniil Medvedev achieve the title on January 30 on the Rod Laver Arena. The Russian, current number two, would go on to receive the 2,000 points with which the champion is awarded –he defends 800 as a finalist–, while Nole He would keep a donut and lose those who credit him as the winner in 2021. And with them, number one.
What’s more, Djokovic faces a three-year veto from entering Australia, something that could be accessed in order to participate in tournaments in the country but that does not seem easy either if the mandatory vaccination regulations continue. Thus, Nole He should back down and receive the coronavirus vaccine to play in a country where his entry may be prohibited for any other activity due to the schism derived from a historical scandal.
Going back to the sports plane, Djokovic He had an unbeatable opportunity to break the three-way battle to become the best tennis player in history. With Australia, your favorite terrain, as a stage, add the 21º Grand Slam must park with the risk of being Rafael Nadal whoever does, ahead of him and Federer, who does not participate, in the historical classification.
Djokovic’s social stain
Finally, and it is something that he would also have faced had he come out of the battle with the Australian Government unscathed, Djokovic is marked by public opinion and by a significant number of colleagues due to the circus mounted these days in the oceanic country. The Serb is a victim of the retention of a commander who has stumbled in his decisions for days, but also of his own excuses and dubious arguments, which include the refusal of vaccination, the previous concealment and the justification with a positive with the one who would have appeared in public acts with a mask. Beyond the freedom to get vaccinated or not, Nole It is portrayed for many as a social reference.