Back in 2013, the border issue wasn't unvaccinated foreigners like Djokovic but thousands of asylum seekers from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa who flocked to Australia on rickety fishing boats from Indonesian ports.
Only a handful of fans waving the Serbian flag greeted him at the airport in the capital, Belgrade.
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said he used his ministerial discretion to cancel the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds.
Video shows Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer laughing at Novak Djokovic after he was stuck in an Australian airport.
This video of Federer and Nadal laughing is real, but they aren't talking about Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic knew he'd tested positive for COVID-19 when he attended a newspaper interview and photo shoot in Serbia last month.
The drama might not be finished, with the government threatening to cancel his visa a second time and deport him.
The vaccine sceptic tennis star was turned away from the Australian border after failing to meet country’s entry requirements.
The 20-time major champion from Serbia will spend at least another night in immigration detention.
Novak Djokovic will get a chance to defend his Australian Open title after receiving a medical exemption to travel to Melbourne.
The tennis champion also threw tantrums on the court during the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Says Novak Djokovic said of Simone Biles: “Pressure is a privilege, my friend. ...If you are aiming to be at the top of the game you better start learning how to deal with pressure…”
“I told him that he’s the greatest of all time,” Alexander Zverev said. “I know that he was chasing history.”
Novak Djokovic’s bid for a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title was at a critical juncture, when he faced two break points while thousands in the full-capacity crowd at Centre Court chanted his opponent's first name.
The top-ranked tennis player is the fourth player to test positive for the illness after participating in the matches held in the Balkans.
Nadal, who reached the French Open semifinals last week but lost to Novak Djokovic, has won the title at Wimbledon twice, in 2008 and 2010.