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Novak Djokovic prepares to sue Tennis Australia for $6 million over ill treatment: Reports

The 20-time Grand Slam champion is reportedly in talks with lawyers about suing the Morrison Government for more than $6 million

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 20 January 2022 8:27 pm

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It’s all not over between Tennis sensation Novak Djokovic and Australia, yet and now Tennis top-seeded player Novak Djokovic is reportedly preparing to launch legal action against the Australian Government over his deportation. World Number One was deported from the country on the eve of the Australian Open following an 11-day long visa battle with authorities.

As per earlier reports, Djokovic left behind a huge chunk of an unbilled amount to be paid by the tax bearers of the country and Tennis Australia had apparently agreed to bear the cost of Novak Djokovic’s hearings as part of an agreement to fight for him to stay and compete in Melbourne. But, as per fresh reports, the Tennis start is not going to keep his guard down against Tennis Australia as he is reportedly preparing to launch legal action against the Australian Government over his deportation.

According to reports, the 20-time Grand Slam champion is reportedly in talks with lawyers about suing the Morrison Government for more than $6 million (£3.2million) over ‘ill-treatment.” The claims come as Tennis Australia denied it paid Djokovic’s legal bills during his battle to stay in the country, telling radio station 2GB the claims are ‘all untrue’. The estimated figure for damages includes the prize money Djokovic would have won had the defending Australian Open champion won his 10th title in Melbourne.

However, the entire Djokovic saga started with an exemption to Novak Djokovic to play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated against the COVID-19. Later, when Djokovic arrived in Australia, he was summoned by the Australian Border Force, who revoked his visa and sent him to an immigration facility while he waited for an appeal hearing. The court overturned the decision in Djokovic’s favour and he was allowed to take to the tennis court and begin preparations to defend his Australian Open title. However, the country’s immigration minister Alex Hawke then took it upon himself to personally cancel the visa for a second time. It was then that Djokovic decided to hire the best lawyers and wanted the top judged to hear his case

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