The 20-time Grand Slam singles winner will spend at least another night in immigration detention as he fights against the deportation move.
Authorities are taking measures "so the harassment of the best tennis player in the world be stopped in the shortest possible time," says President Aleksandar Vucic, after Djokovic had his visa cancelled after arriving in Melbourne.
The decision to exempt World number one Novak Djokovic from Covid vaccination has provoked varied reactions ahead of this month's Australian Open.
Organisers say 34-year-old Novak Djokovic, who had repeatedly declined to reveal his vaccination status, applied for a medical exemption, which was granted after a "rigorous review process".
Djokovic so far has declined to disclose his vaccination status amid local media reports that everyone on the entry list needed to be vaccinated or have a medical exemption.
Croatians Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic defeated Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic 7-5 6-1 in a decisive doubles clash to give the competition's twice former winners a 2-1 win over Serbia.
If Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev win their respective groups, the pair could potentially face off in the final – their fourth in 2021 – with the Serbian leading 2-1.
Novak Djokovic has reached the Paris Masters final by beating Hubert Hurkacz as the Serbian tennis player ends the year at No. 1 for a record seventh time.
Medvedev, playing in his third major final, at last hoisted a Grand Slam trophy while avenging a straight sets defeat by Djokovic earlier this year in the Australian Open final.
World number-two ranked Daniil Medvedev of Russia beat John Isner of the United States 6-2, 6-2 in the National Bank Open semifinals to face American Reilly Opelka in the final.
World number one Novak Djokovic admits that his exertions in Japan have taken their toll after pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics due to a shoulder injury.
It was Novak Djokovic's sixth Wimbledon title and 20th at a major tournament, putting him tied for first on the all-time list with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
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