'He is free to leave': Australian minister says Djokovic not being held 'captive' – video

Australia’s home affairs minister, Karen Andrews, has dismissed any suggestion Novak Djokovic is being held ‘captive’ in a Melbourne hotel, declaring the world No 1 is free to leave the country whenever he chooses. Djokovic is being held in an immigration hotel until Monday when he will challenge in court the federal government’s decision to cancel his visa.

Andrews said on Friday that other international players and officials who had already been allowed into the country on a similar vaccine exemption to Djokovic were being investigated by border force officials. She rejected accusations from the Serbian tennis player’s family that the Australian government was ‘keeping him in captivity‘.

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