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Protesters demonstrate outside Melbourne Park after Novak Djokovic returned to a migrant detention hotel in Melbourne on Saturday. (Mark Baker/AP)

Novak Djokovic has returned to the Park Hotel detention center in Melbourne, according to CNN affiliate Nine News.

The men’s world number 1 was seen in a white van arriving at the hotel, which is also used as a refugee detention centre, after leaving his lawyer’s office on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday morning, Djokovic was arrested by Australian border officials, under a court-ordered arrangement decided on Friday, after his visa was revoked for the second time by Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke.

He was again remanded in custody, as required by Australian law.

A series of protesters gathered outside the Park Hotel. Some support Djokovic and demand his release, others speak out against the Australian detention system.

During his first round of hotel detention, Djokovic asked to be moved to a “more suitable place of detention that would allow him to train”, according to court documents released on January 8.

Djokovic’s appeal hearing for his second visa cancellation is set to take place Sunday morning at 9.30am Australian time, CNN affiliate Nine News reported, citing one of the tennis star’s lawyers. , Paul Holdenson.

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