The Djokovic visa saga continues over the weekend, and the Serbian standoff against the Australian authorities appears senseless against a backdrop of surging Covid-19 infections.
The world's number one tennis star prepares to fight deportation from Australia ahead of the Australian Open for failing to provide appropriate evidence to meet entry requirements.
Protesters have gathered outside the hotel facility for refugees and asylum seekers in Melbourne, where Djokovic is held. The accommodation is a far cry from the five-star treatment the world no one is accustomed to,
The 9-times Australian Open champion has never revealed his vaccination status but has been very outspoken regarding his negative feelings towards the vaccine and vaccine mandates.
With covid-19 hospitalisations and case numbers breaking records across the country, the deputy prime minister was quoted as saying that "if I were a betting man, I would not put my house on Djokovic winning his appeal".