Novak Djokovic appealed the decision of the Australian Border Force to cancel his Visa upon arrival in Melbourne last week. The hearing took place on Monday, which would decide Novak Djokovic’s fate and whether he would compete at the Australian Open 2022.
However, just before the court hearing began, the judge requested for Novak Djokovic to be called into the building where his lawyers were situated. The building had restrictions for people who are unvaccinated. Novak Djokovic, who is known to be unvaccinated, was allowed entry inside the building, where his lawyers were situated. This is clearly against the vaccination protocols, and something which might come under scrutiny later on.
Court orders for Novak Djokovic to be released from detention
Novak Djokovic has won his case in court, as the court has order for Novak Djokovic to be released from detention. However, it is still unlikely as to whether Novak can play at the Australian Open next week.
The Australian government could use their ministerial power in re-cancelling Novak Djokovic’s visa and deporting him back to Serbia. Moreover, the Serbian could be handed a three-year ban.
With the Australian Open 2022 draw being held in just 3 days time, a final verdict can be expected soon. If the final decision by the court is not upheld, then Novak Djokovic will defend his title in Melbourne, and aim for his 10th Australian Open title.