World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic’s visa was recently cancelled ahead of Australia Open. We take a look at the star’s net worth.
News reports reveal that the 34-year-old was held at the airport for several hours before it was announced he had not met the entry rules.
The Australian government’s stance has left Twitter divided with many supporting its decision.
Others are rallying in support of the Serbian Tennis player.
What is Novak Djokovic’s net worth?
Novak Djokovic’s net worth in 2022 is reported to be approximately $220 million.
The star has emerged as one of the sport’s most influential players in recent years. He has made most of his wealth from his impressive victories on the court.
In 2016, Novak became the first-ever Tennis player to win all four major titles on three different surfaces.
Novak is also the only male tennis player to have won all nine Masters 1000 Tournaments.
The star has also gained a lot of fame from his rivalry with Rafael Nadal. The two players have presented fans with some of the most entertaining matches in tennis history.
The players have faced each other approximately 58 times on the court.
Australia cancels Tennis star’s visa
After the Serbian Tennis player was denied entry into the country, he was taken to a government detention hotel.
A court is set to decide on his deportation on Monday (January 10).
The Australia Open organisers reportedly said the Serbian player was granted a medical exemption by two independent medical panels, one by Tennis Australia and another by Victoria state.
They also denied that the 34-year-old was given any “special treatment.”
However, on Wednesday, the Australian Border Force (ABF) said in a statement,” Non-citizens who do not hold a valid visa on entry or who have had their visa cancelled will be detained and removed from Australia,”
Serbian President speaks in support of the player
The row prompted Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to take to his socials and show support to Novak.
The President said the Tennis player had become a victim of “harassment” and that the “whole of Serbia” supported him.
The Australian PM Scott Morrison denied the visa cancellation was because of “any particular position in relation to Serbia.”
But he took to Twitter and wrote, “Mr Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules.”