Lawyers trying to deport Novak Djokovic claim he was not given any assurances that a medical exemption would allow him to enter Australia.
Djokovic, 34, is also unvaccinated, according to the Australian government’s court petition.
Non-dual vaccinated foreigners are prohibited from entering Australia under the Covid border rules, unless they have a medical exception.
Djokovic’s lawyers contend that a recent sickness qualifies him for an exemption.
Last Monday, the Serbian tennis player arrived in Melbourne in the hopes of defending his Australian Open championship.
Instead, he’s been detained in an immigration detention center as his attorneys prepare to file an appeal against Australia’s federal government’s decision to cancel his visa.
Source: BBC Sport