Tennis star will be detained tonight after visa revoked

AAustralia’s decision to rescind Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time could hamper the world number one’s ability to travel freely to other countries and thwart his bid for a record 21st Grand Slam crown if he stays no vaccinated against Covid-19.

Most countries require visa applicants to disclose if they have ever been deported or had their visa rejected or cancelled.

While the French sports minister said last week that Djokovic would be allowed to play at Roland Garros even if he was not vaccinated, citing International Tennis Federation protocols, President Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to make the life of the unvaccinated so complicated that they would end up getting bitten.

The French Tennis Federation said it was still too early to reveal health protocols.

And Wimbledon organizers have yet to decide on security arrangements for the major.

The Lawn Tennis Association said entry requirements for its events would be determined by the government and currently unvaccinated people can enter the country but must self-isolate for 10 days.

A US Open representative said the tournament will follow guidelines from the New York City Department of Health.

Flying to the United States could also be a problem for Djokovic. Foreign air travelers must be fully vaccinated since November and provide proof before boarding flights, with some exceptions.

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