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Novak Djokovic’s anti-vax visa drama in Australia ‘to be shown on Netflix in behind-the-scenes documentary’


NOVAK Djokovic’s visa drama is set to be captured in a new fly-on-the-wall Netflix docuseries, reports say.

A crew is reportedly already in Australia and has been filming behind-the-scenes as the fiasco surrounding the world No 1 unfolded.

Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open visa woes will be chroniclled in a brand new Netflix series[/caption]
The behind-the-scenes docuseries will reveal never-seen-before footage of Djokovic’s scandal

Djokovic, who is unvaccinated, had his visa revoked on January 6 shortly after landing in Australia amid questions over the vaccine exemption that would have allowed him to enter.

The Daily Mail reports that the Netlfix docuseries will be made by London-based Box To Box Films, and the Executive Producer is James Gay Rees, who was behind the phenomenally popular F1 vehicle Drive to Survive.

A crew is said to follow the tennis circuit through the season.

They will reportedly be granted access to areas such as the locker rooms and treatment areas where consent is given and to player lounges.

On Monday a judge dramatically overturned the decision to revoke Djokovic’s visa and ordered his release from detention.

But the government has not ruled out further action.

It remains a possibility the country’s immigration minister could cancel his visa for a second time just days before the tournament begins.

It comes as bombshell pictures appear to show he travelled before jetting off to Australia.

Before Christmas, Andy Murray was asked about whether his sport would lend itself to a docuseries.

He told Eurosport: “A lot of people have spoken about Drive to Survive. I’ve watched a few episodes myself, I enjoyed it and something like that would be really good for tennis.

‘I think that there is a huge benefit to the sport (but) I don’t think tennis is open enough to allow access like that. It’s a difficult one because it’s brilliant.

“A lot of players would (support it) but you also need to trust the people that are filming as well. 

“Providing it’s done well and that there’s a level of respect and trust there between the athletes and the people that are filming, I think it can be unbelievably positive.”

The decision on whether to revoke Djokovic’s visa was again delayed yesterday after his team produced “lengthy” submissions supporting his case — but a final call is set to be made today.

Abul Rizvi, a former Immigration Department Deputy Secretary, claimed officers could rock up at the tennis court to detain Djokovic if his visa is cancelled once again.

Mr Rizvi told Channel 10’s The Project: “The cancellation notice (would be) taken by Australian Border Force (officers) who usually dress in very, very dark uniforms and often carry guns turning up to Mr Djokovic’s hotel or on the tennis court.”



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