Police at Djokovic lawyers’ office as Australian government bid to deport Serb

Police are at the lawyers' office of Novak Djokovic as the Australian government continues in its bid to have the Serb deported.

The Serbian press, citing Djokovic's father, say the 34-year-old was arrested after winning his appeal against deportation to be able to play in the Australian Open.

It appears that isn't yet the case, but Djokovic's brother Djordje confirmed the world No.1 was still in danger of being kicked out of Australia.

He told Sport Klub: "What we can do is to let this be known all over social media – they want to capture and lock up Novak again. We're currently consulting with PRs about next steps.

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"He is at the moment with his lawyers in the room they were during the hearing, thinking about options."

Djokovic has been held in a quarantine hotel over the weekend waiting for the outcome of his appeal, which was heard on Monday.

Despite the judge's ruling, Australian immigration officials still have the power to quash Djokovic's visa if they deem it in the public interest.

Eyewitness reports confirmed a significant police presence at the office of Djokovic's lawyers in Melbourne.

If Djokovic is deported, it could mean he is ineligible to play at the Australian Open for three years.

Djokovic arrived in Australia last week to play at the tournament, which begins later this month.

He is bidding to win his 21st Grand Slam, a haul which would take him past fellow legends Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Djokovic, who is unvaccinated against Covid-19, was granted a medical exemption to enter the country and play at Melbourne Park.

But his visa was cancelled by the Border Force on arrival and he was instructed to leave the country.

Djokovic and his lawyers appealed the decision, and he was kept in a detention centre for refugees over the weekend ahead of the appeal being heard on Monday.

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