“Move to the other court” Ex AO chief takes a dig at the government after Novak Djokovic wins his court case

Former AO chief and 5-time Grand Slam champion Paul McNamee urges people to focus now on the Australian Open as Novak Djokovic wins his court case.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic‘s case against the Australian government after he was detained at the Melbourne airport upon arriving to play in the 2022 Australian Open, has finally got its verdict. The court headed by Judge Kelly ruled the decision in Novak’s favour and has ordered his immediate release.

The court found the case ‘unreasonable’ and also ordered the government to bear the cost of the trial which is believed to be at around half a million dollars. Djokovic will now be released from the federal quarantine centre, a hotel where the living conditions are believed to be similar to prison as reported by Novak’s family who is in touch with the player.

Speaking about the verdict, ex Australian Open chief and 4-time Grand Slam doubles champion Paul Mcnamee took to his Twitter account to ask everyone to now focus on the Grand Slam by respecting the court’s decision and not impacting the tournament that will begin in a week’s time.

The Australian great tweeted, “Novak Djokovic has had his day in court, with all the evidence presented, and comprehensively won … let’s respect the court’s decision and move to the other court where sport is played,” hinting that Novak has won one battle in the court and now its time the focus shifts to the courts of Melbourne Park where the 2022 Australian Open will be held.

No relief for Novak Djokovic yet

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Despite the court ruling in the favour of Djokovic, the player has not been allowed any relief as he was immediately arrested by the security forces in Australia as fears loom over the player being possibly deported back as it is in the power of Australian Immigration minister Alex Hawke to reject Novak’s visa and this could turn out very costly for the player as it would ban him for 3 years from entering the country.

While the reason for his arrest is not yet out, it is being believed that it was done upon the orders of the government who is adamant on deporting the player as he remains unvaccinated and the government continues its strict measures to not allow an unvaccinated player.

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