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Djokovic’s Australia Fate Hangs in Balance as Decision Looms

  • Alex Hawke still considering whether to cancel visa again
  • Federal officials also looking into travel form discrepancy
Novak Djokovic practices in the Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Jan. 11. 
Novak Djokovic practices in the Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Jan. 11. Photographer: Scott Barbour/Tennis Australia/AP Photo
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Novak Djokovic’s shot at a record 21st Grand Slam victory rests on the shoulders of one Australian minister.

Immigration chief Alex Hawke is still weighing whether he’ll exercise special personal powers that allow him to cancel Djokovic’s visa and spoil his hopes of winning the Australian Open this month. The world men’s tennis no. 1 has been in training since his release from detention on Monday after a court thwarted the government’s efforts to deport him on vaccination grounds.