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Novak Djokovic could face 12 months jail-time for ‘lying’ on his Australia travel

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Tennis World number one, Novak Djokovic could face jail over claims he lied on his travel forms as new pictures show he travelled to another country before jetting off to Australia.

Djokovic returned to training in Melbourne on Monday, January 10, hours after being freed from detention after winning his visa court battle.

Novak Djokovic could face 12 months jail-time for


The Australian government had canceled his visa last week citing the illegality of his visa as an unvaccinated person but a judge ruled on Monday that the decision to cancel his visa was “unreasonable”.


After the ruling, he returned Tuesday for a closed door practice, with doors locked and only his support team allowed into Rod Laver Arena.

Images show the nine-time Australian Open winner back at work, less than a week before the first Grand Slam tournament of the year is due to start.

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But in a twist of events, the tennis star could still be deported or even imprisoned .

Australian Border Force officials are investigating whether the tennis star falsely claimed he had not visited another country on his application to fly to the country.

His Australian Travel Declaration form states he had not travelled in the 14 days before flying to Australian but pictures show him in two different countries within that time period.

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