The World No. 1 is currently being investigated by Australia Border Force amid concerns that some of the data he provided on his “Declaration for Australia” which all travellers to Australia have to submit was not accurate.

Djokovic declared that he had not travelled prior to his flight to Australia and would refrain from doing so for fourteen days  even though the 34-year-old appeared to be in Belgrade on Christmas Day and social media pictures revealed him alongside handball star Peter Djordjic.

Next he was seen playing football with his brother in Spain before flying to Melbourne on 5th January.

On the paperwork Djokovic, or his agents, it matters not, would have filled in ahead of his Emirates flight to Melbourne  there is a declaration which clearly warns people that “any false or misleading information carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison”

Department of Home Affairs Tourist Declaration for Australia

So if Djokovic is ruled to have given false information in his declaration, he could face an anxious wait to see what punishment he faces. 

This could be deportation, and a three year ban on entering Australia.

The dramas surrounding the reigning Australia Open title holder this year have descended into a complete farce after Border Force cancelled his visa shortly after he arrived, before moving him to a state-run immigration facility.

The Serb national hero who can do no wrong in his homeland  touched down in Melbourne after obtaining a medical exemption from Tennis Australia after vetting by two independent medical panels which allowed him to compete in the first Grand Slam of  2022 without being vaccinated against COVID-19.

But eagle eyed Australian Border Force agents had other ideas.

Following forensic examination of his paperwork whilst Djokovic was in mid-flight they insisted the exemption was not valid when presented.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke will have the final say.