Lawyer Spots Major ‘Error’ On Novak Djokovic’s Visa Documents

Hannah Smith

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A lawyer has pointed out an awkward mistake on tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa documents, as the Australian government delays a decision on whether to cancel his visa for another day.

The tennis star’s documents have been pored over by immigration officials and journalists looking for discrepancies in his explanation for receiving a medical exemption for being unvaccinated, and while it’s not something that likely to affect his case, one criminal defence lawyer has spotted an embarrassing error made by Djokovic’s law firm.

Belinda Robinson, who happens to also be a former Bachelor contestant, posted an image of an application for a visa filed on behalf of Djokovic by Hall & Wilcox featuring the small but glaring mistake, with the world number one’s name incorrectly spelled ‘Novak Djokavic’ on the form.

‘When you forget what ur highest profile client’s name is,’ Robinson joked, per MailOnline.

Despite having been granted permission to remain in Australia by a federal court judge on Monday, January 10, Djokovic remains under threat of deportation as Immigration Minister Alex Hawke decides whether or not to cancel his visa.

In a statement issued at around 4.00pm, a spokesperson for Hawke said that ‘in light of due process’ the minister would ‘thoroughly consider the matter’.

It was revealed today by The Age that Djokovic may also have inaccurately stated his travel history on his application, with the forms claiming that he had not travelled in the 14 days prior to leaving for Melbourne, despite him having flown from Belgrade, Serbia, to Spain during that period.

Djokovic' mispelled visa (Belinda Robinson/Instagram)Belinda Robinson/Instagram

Djokovic himself has returned to the tennis court following his court victory, practicing behind closed doors on Rod Laver Arena with the on-court television feed switched off to prevent the media from watching.

In a tweet issued shortly after it was ruled he should have his visa restored, the defending Australian Open champion thanked his fans for their support, saying, ‘I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete @AustralianOpen. I remain focused on that.’

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Topics: Sport, Australia, Novak Djokovic, Now, Tennis

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